Apple, Google and Microsoft plan to get rid of passwords

Thus, hackers will need access to the physical device to break into the system and enter.
Tech giants – Apple, Google and Microsoft are planning to expand support for passwordless login in gadgets – smartphones, PCs and browsers. So, by 2023 they intend to get rid of passwords, writes TechCrunch.

It is noted that traditional passwords are not a reliable method of protection. Verizon’s annual Data Breach Report states that weak, easy-to-guess passwords are responsible for more than 80% of all data breaches.

“The tech giants have announced that they are expanding support for the passwordless login standard from the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium. This means that it will soon be possible to use your smartphone to log into an application or website, regardless of operating system or browser,” it said. in the message.

To do this, you only need to unlock the gadget, which can be done using a fingerprint, face scan or device PIN.

In addition, users will be able to automatically access their FiDO login credentials (access keys) on multiple devices, including new ones. In this case, you will not need to re-enter each account.

“Over the next year, the three tech giants will implement passwordless login standards on macOS and Safari; Android and Chrome; and Windows and Edge. This means that users will be able to log into a Google Chrome browser account running on a Microsoft Windows computer with a key access on an Apple device,” the media writes.

Recall that the password 123456 is used by more than 2.5 million people. It has appeared in documents leaked online by hackers more than 23 million times.

A list of applications that need to be removed from the smartphone has appeared

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