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Companies like Microsoft have been telling us that passwords are dangerous and insecure for years, and leading companies in the tech industry are finally doing something about it. The latest is Google, which is making it possible for Android users to login to Google services using your fingerprint instead of a password -- that is as long as you're running Android 7 or later, which should be most of you reading this. Google is using a combination of FIDO2, FIDO CTAP, and W3C WebAuthn standards to enable this functionality on Android devices. So, while this kind of password-less login functionality has been available for quite some time in native mobile apps and services (like authenticating... Read more...
Google announced in February that it had added FIDO2 compliance to Android, edging users closer to never needing a password again. Microsoft has now announced that Windows Hello has been FIDO2 certified. Microsoft says that Windows Hello has been letting Windows 10 users sign into devices with biometrics or a PIN with no passworded needed since 2015. In November 2018, Microsoft launched the ability to use Hello or a FIDO2 security key to securely sign into a user's Microsoft Account on the web with no password needed. Today the Fido Alliance announced that the upcoming Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) will make Windows Hello a FIDO2 Certified authenticator. With that capability, developers... Read more...