Microsoft, Google and Apple Announce Plans to End Password Sign-in

Microsoft, Google and Apple Announce Plans to End Password Sign-in

  • Microsoft, Google and Apple are working together to put an end to passwords on devices and websitesz
  • The tech giants are planning to integrate a new sign-in standard by the FIDO Alliance.
  • FIDO wants to introduce a tech that will allow users to sign in using fingerprints, facial recognition, and PIN.

Tech giants, Microsoft, Google and Apple are collaborating to create a password-free world for users. The three companies are playing to phase out passwords for devices, webs, or apps.

Google and Apple

A recent report from Benzinga revealed that the tech giants will expand support for a passwordless sign-in standard that was created by FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium.

Once integrated, users will be able to sign into apps and websites using fingerprints, facial recognition, and PINs. This decision was made after the organisations decided that password is a major security challenge for most users.

The three organisations confirmed the decision in a joint statement that partly reads:

“Password-only authentication is one of the biggest security problems on the web, and managing so many passwords is cumbersome for consumers, which often leads consumers to reuse the same ones across services.”

“While password managers and legacy forms of two-factor authentication offer incremental improvements, there has been industry-wide collaboration to create sign-in technology that is more convenient and more secure.”

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Meanwhile, the open industry association has suggested that this initiative will protect users against phishing and make sign-in more secure overall.

FIDO has disclosed that the new capabilities are expected on Microsoft, Google and Apple platforms over the next year.

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