Web apps will soon let you log in with hardware keys and fingerprints


Good news for security nerds (and the rest of us, really): WebAuthn (short for Web Authentication), a standard for authenticating your identity on the internet, has now been ushered in as an official standard by the World Wide Web Consortium and the FIDO Alliance. That means you’ll soon be able to use hardware devices, like USB security keys and biometric scanners, to securely log into web apps and services. It also means you won’t need to remember passwords to access your accounts (though you should already be using a password manager to help with that). The WebAuthn standard is already…

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