Apple, Google and Microsoft endorse the FIDO standard for a future without passwords

MADRID, May 5. (Portaltic/EP) –

Tech companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft has announced its support for the common standard of login without passwordwhich will facilitate secure access to digital services without having to enter one of these keys.

The Common Passwordless Login Standard, created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), is a new approach to login that protects from ‘phishing’one of the main threats to passwords.

Contrary to passwords and multi-factor systems, it will allow authenticating access to a digital service with a verification of your fingerprint or face or an introducing a PIN on the device.

This approach puts the device at the center of the new secure way of signing in; bind a private key with the personal account of the user and allows synchronization between devices for use on the web.

This system is also known as ‘access key’ and is already supported by iOS, in the second beta of version 15.5, and by Google, in a version not yet final of Google Play Services (version 22.15. 14) .

Now, and officially, Apple, Google and Microsoft have communicated their support for this technology, as stated in a joint statement, and these new capabilities are expected to be available on the platforms of the three companies. in the course of the next year.

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