In theory, passwords should protect our valuable data from intruders, but in practice they are the weakest part of the entire security system. It is estimated that more than 80 percent. Data breaches match up with passwords that have fallen into the wrong hands.
Most of us have accounts on dozens of different websites, platforms, and apps. To make it easier to log in, many people use the same passwords on different sites and don’t use extra security like Two-step verification if Password managers. As a result, passwords cannot effectively protect our data and money.
Tech giants understand this problem and have been building the foundation for a completely password-free future for more than a decade. In 2012, for example, the FIDO Alliance was founded, whose modern authentication methods will be widely adopted at any time.
Login without password already in 2023. Google, Apple and Microsoft are ready
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In 2023, the technology is expected to reach platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, or Chrome OSAnd for all popular browsers. Full adaptation will depend on site and app developers, so it may take additional months, if not years.
What would a passwordless login look like on a smartphone and computer?
When implementing the technique, the user only needs to unlock his smartphone using a fingerprint reader, face scanner or PIN code. A private encryption key stored in the device’s memory will then be used to log into the website or app.
The smartphone will also be used as a security measure when logging into the computer. When a user enters a page that requires login, they will be asked to unlock their phone.
Most importantly, passwordless login is not only to be more convenient, but also to protect data more effectively. “Signing in with such an encrypted key is more secure, because the information required for authentication is only transferred to the user’s online account when the phone is unlocked,” Google argues.
What if the user loses or loses the phone? Then the authentication keys will be synchronized with the new device via the cloud in a way that is transparent to the user.
Google, Apple, and Microsoft ensure that until passwordless login is implemented, they will continue to improve traditional authentication methods.
Myron Norsky, Editor-in-Chief of Komorcomania
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