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Google Announces Passkeys Adopted by Over 400 Million Accounts
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Google Announces Passkeys Adopted by Over 400 Million Accounts

Google revealed on Thursday that over 400 million Google accounts are using passkeys, and over the previous two years, users have authenticated over 1 billion times. According to Heather Adkins, vice president of security engineering at Google, passkeys are 50% faster than passwords and are phishing resistant because they just require a fingerprint, facial scan, or pin. The search engine behemoth points out that passkeys are already utilized for Google Account login more frequently than older types of two-factor authentication, like the combination of app-based and SMS-based one-time passwords (OTPs). The business also said that it is adding new apps and services to its Cross-Account Protection program, which notifies users of suspicious activities involving third-party apps and ...
Google Adopts Passkeys as Default Sign in Method for All Users
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Google Adopts Passkeys as Default Sign in Method for All Users

Five months after rolling out support for the passwordless standard for Google Accounts, backed by the FIDO Alliance, across all platforms, Google stated on Tuesday that all users would now be able to set up passkeys by default. According to Google's Sriram Karra and Christiaan Brand, "This means the next time you sign in to your account, you'll start seeing prompts to create and use passkeys, simplifying your future sign-ins." Furthermore, it indicates that the'skip password when possible' choice will be enabled in your Google Account settings. A new type of authentication called passkeys completely does away with the necessity for usernames and passwords, or even for any other authentication element read more Google Adopts Passkeys as Default Sign-in Method for All Users. Stay ...
Microsoft is Rolling out Support for Passkeys in Windows 11
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Microsoft is Rolling out Support for Passkeys in Windows 11

As part of a significant update to the desktop operating system, Windows 11 now formally introduces support for passkeys. Through the use of their device PIN or biometric data, users are able to log into websites and applications without having to enter their username and password. Passkeys was initially introduced in May 2022 as a password replacement that is both secure and resistant to phishing attacks based on FIDO standards. Since then, Apple, Google, and a number of other services have all adopted it. Passkey management was already a function in the tech giant's Windows Insider program as of June 2023 read more Microsoft is Rolling out Support for Passkeys in Windows 11. Stay informed with the best cybersecurity news and raise your cybersecurity awareness with our compre...