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Chrome and Firefox moving away from passwords with new USB key tech


Instead of using a password-based system, which has many security risks, WebAuthn allows users to log in to online services with a fingerprint scanner or a special USB security key (token). — dpa

Instead of using a password-based system, which has many security risks, WebAuthn allows users to log in to online services with a fingerprint scanner or a special USB security key (token). — dpa

First Firefox, now Chrome: Users can now log in to websites and online services without entering a password. The new standard, called WebAuthn, will be enabled in Google Chrome's version 67. It is already supported by Firefox, with Edge likely to follow in the coming months.

   

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