No More Passwords: How to Sign In to Your Google Account Using a Passkey
A world without passwords might sound dangerous, but not if you’re Google. The search engine company announced on Tuesday — the day before World Password Day — that it’s begun rolling out a new security tool that allows you to sign in to your Google accounts using a passkey instead — no password required. Apple and Microsoft have also said they will embrace passwordless logins.
Passkeys are a new type of login credential that removes the need for passwords. The authentication requires either biometric authentication — such as a fingerprint or facial recognition — or a PIN or swipe pattern used with Android for access.
According to passkey proponents, passkeys are resistant to phishing attacks (you can accidentally use a passkey on a malicious website, so it’s safer) and they are more convenient than managing passwords. They replace two-factor authentication (2FA), which can be burdensome when you have to wait to receive a text message and then type in a code just to access your account.
With all that being said, if you’re interested in a more seamless and secure way to sign…