Google launches passkey as a password alternative

Google launches passkey as a password alternative

Passwords can be difficult to remember, so Google has introduced passkeys, a safer and simpler option for its users.

Using a fingerprint, face scan, or screen lock PIN, which the company claims is more secure and resistant to online attacks like phishing and one-time SMS codes, Google account holders will now be able to login to apps in the same way they do to their devices.

The organization’s item chiefs wrote in a Google blog that while passwords are not thoroughly disappearing yet, they are baffling to recall, and can seriously jeopardize individuals should their secret phrase end up in some unacceptable hands.

Google account holders can set up their passkeys for their Google accounts by logging in to and following the instructions. Since passkeys can only exist on devices,

Going “password-less”

Google’s plan for a password-free future, which they had been working on for at least a decade, was unveiled last year. They provide users with 2-Step Verification and the Google Password Manager for enhanced security.

Chrome and Android, as well as services like Docusign, Kayak, PayPal, Shopify, and Yahoo!, now support passkeys. Japan.

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