Google Chrome enables feature that'll make passwords absolute

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Good news for internet users as Google now gives websites the alternative to remove the need for password logins in the latest version of its web browser, Chrome 67.

Websites that choose to enable the new feature will let you register and log-in using any biometric information that your phone supports. iPhone owners, for instance, would be able to use their fingerprint to verify that it's actually them that are signing in to a site from their desktop. Additional options include facial recognition, a photo, or even retina scanner. 


However, Chrome users won't be able to access this new development immediately after it is released in the coming days. Instead, the update means that Google has opened up the required code to website developers and owners, so they can integrate the new feature into their own websites.


The passwordless alternative will now be the default setting on sites that enable it. Though, you'll still have the option to turn it off if you prefer typing your qualifications in, and on again if not.


By choosing to enable it, websites will not only be relieving you of the boring task of recalling and typing in passwords each time you log in but will also make it more convenient for you to create a new and unique password. Using the same password more than once in many websites(while much easier than remembering multiple) is a known security hazard that many people become a victim of, and is even becoming more and more difficult with all of the different password requirements.


Google, Mozilla and Microsoft had been pushing for the Web Authentication standards for years with the hopes of increasing security, which made this update possible. They devoted to using them on their own web browsers even before the standards were released in April. Chrome is the last of the three companies' products to do so.


Apple, however, has made no such commitment for Safari, but it might be on its way very soon. The browser is labelled as "In development" in Chrome's status update and a great number of Apple staff members are in the connected working group.

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So, fellas, keep surfing the internet with ease.



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17 comments:

  1. I didn't even know this, so thanks for sharing this.

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  2. I believe this will make hacking really easy. I won't update my browser

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  3. News to me so thanks for sharing.

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  4. Wasnt aware of this, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Good to know! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. AnonymousJune 06, 2018

    Oh, I spend a lot of time on the internet but was not aware of it. Thanks for sharing this information.

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  7. good to know. I had no clue about this.

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  8. Great piece of information. Now with increase in cyber crimes this becomes absolute necessary.

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  9. Not 100% sure whether I like this feature or not, but thanks for the info.

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  10. This is something new for me, thanks for posting.

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  11. Interesting way of possibly making secure access less of a hassle for users. Curious to see if any concerns with this approach arise.

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  12. While I do think this is crazy cool, I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it.

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  13. I didn't know anything about this, wow. thank you for sharing.

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  14. This is some good info. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. If people weren't forced into using Safari, I doubt they would touch it due to how far behind it is to Chrome. Other than maybe Firefox are any other browsers even used? Chrome and Google will always seek to improve luckily for us.

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  16. Why am I concernabout this feature. I find Google already too intrusive.

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  17. I am still not used to Google chrome espcially because it never asks for confirmation when you click on the close button while multiple windows are open. I hope the do something about it.

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