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A world without passwords – 24 hours

Apple and Google y Microsoft They announced yesterday that they want to get rid of passwords and replace them with a more secure way to access accounts or devices.

Tech giants in United State They jointly announced their support for a common standard that allows people to log in by unlocking their mobile phone, for example, using fingerprints or facial recognition.

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“The complete transition to a password-free world will start with consumers making this a normal part of their lives,” he said. Alex Simmons, vice president Microsoft.

“Working together as a cross-platform community gives us the ability to finally realize this vision and make significant progress toward removing passwords.”

Relying on passwords alone is seen as a major security flaw on the Internet, as people tend to keep it too simple or use the same password repeatedly to make it easier to manage multiple accounts.

Adopt standards created by Video Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium The groups said in a statement that they will allow websites and device manufacturers to add secure, password-free options to their products.

Using strong keys instead of passwords will prevent phishing scams tricking people into revealing their login credentials and hackers stealing that data.

manager said US Agency for Cyber ​​Security and Infrastructure Security, Jane Easterly.

The ability to login without a password will be integrated into Android y Chrom Over the next year, this was stated by the chief product officer and president of Google Fido Alliance, Sampath Srinivas.

Apple and Microsoft have announced plans to do the same with their software. “This will simplify logging into devices, sites and apps, regardless of platform, without the need for a single password,” he wrote. Srinivas in a blog.

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“When you sign into a website or app on your phone, it will unlock your phone.”

Mobile phones will store credentials video He explained that it is a “passkey” used to open accounts on the Internet Srinivas.

“To enter a web page on your computer, you will just need to have your phone near you and you will simply be asked to unlock it to access it,” Srinivas said.

Removing passwords is seen as more secure than two-factor authentication, a process that involves sending one-time passwords via text message or email as a secondary confirmation when logging into sites or services.