Everything You Need to Know About the Plan to Kill Internet Passwords
Passwords just don’t work all that well for our modern-day websites and web apps: They’re insecure, they’re hard to remember, and they’re a lot of hassle to manage for only the basic account protection that they provide. Now Chrome and Firefox are leading the charge to kill off passwords on the web for good.
This latest push to make logins seamless, secure, and smooth comes via the Web Authentication standard proposed by the FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance for authentication protocols, and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the standards organization responsible for the bulk of what makes up the internet. It’s supported in Firefox 60 and Chrome 67, and here’s how it works.