Thursday, 12 April 2018 12:24

The end of Passwords?

A new "Web Standard" is close to launching, which aims to put an end to the days of forgotten passwords and constant resets. By using "Something You Have" WebAuthn makes it possible to login to a website or service without having to enter a single password. Instead of the current username/password setup, you could swipe your fingerprint or approve an alert on your phone for example, which would send a reply back to the site and grant access. WebAuthn also makes it possible to have a unique "password" for every website without having to ever set one yourself.

You can find an excellent report over at The Guardian and the Official W3C document is Available for free here.