The W3C and FIDO Alliance announced “WebAuthn” yesterday, a password-free open standard supported by recent versions of Firefox and upcoming versions of Chrome and Microsoft Edge (Safari yet to confirm). WebAuthn can replace passwords with a more secure login method such as biometrics and USB tokens.
Major services such as Facebook and Google already utilise the technology allowing you to log in using a Yubikey token built to the FIDO standard. Using this technology to authenticate your accounts can help reduce account takeovers from phishing attempts and alike.
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