Goodbye passwords? WebAuthn is now an official web standard

 

WebAuthn has become an official web standard for logins, the World Wide Web Consortium and the FIDO Alliance said Monday.

“It’s common knowledge that passwords have outlived their efficacy,” the organizations wrote in a press release. “Not only are stolen, weak or default passwords behind 81 percent of data breaches, they are a drain of time and resources.”
WebAuthn, short for Web Authentication, is a browser and platform standard for simpler and stronger authentication processes, according to W3C and the FIDO Alliance. It lets users log in to their online accounts using their preferred device, biometrics or FIDO security keys.

Read More

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *