Huh, passwords! Don’t you hate them? I know you are supposed to love them as they keep you safe and ensure you keep your private things ‘private.’ What if you could be assured of the same level of privacy and security without you ever having to deal with passwords? Password-free login is the dream of many end users.
Industry stakeholders ranging from security researchers and privacy advocates have been working around the clock to end reliance on the multi-character passwords. You know, the upper case, lower case, space, numbers, and characters text string combination used in coming up with a ‘strong password.’ Then you are required to remember it in your head; well these days you really don’t have to, thanks to password managers.
The best password-free logins have been the use of biometric verification and behavioral data in proving the user’s identity. None of these attempts have effectively taken us to the ‘promised land of Canaan.’
A new web standard WebAuthn, promise password-free logins
There is a new web standards security researchers have been working on for some time now, which could make password-free logins a reality. Their …read more