The World Wide Web Consortium has approved a standard abolishing unreliable passwords.

Far from the first year in a row expertswarn about weak passwords with respect to user authentication. And they are right: password leaks from various sites occur regularly. However, the login-password pair is still the main login method. Although in the near future, the approach may change.

The W3C case entered, or the World Consortiumspider webs It is he who develops and implements technological standards for the Internet. On March 4, W3C approved WebAuthn - Web Authentication. This authorization standard can replace passwords.

The technology is based on a specialan identification device that users will need to log in to various sites. It may be a banal security key inserted into a USB connector on a computer.

Or a more complex device that supportsbiometric identification: for example, a smartphone, complete with a fingerprint scanner. The main advantage of the technology is the significant reliability with respect to passwords, which also have to be remembered.

WebAuthn was announced back in the past year. It is already supported by browsers Safari, Chrome, Edge, Firefox. When the standard is approved officially, its introduction by the site owners should speed up. So far, WebAuthn has been implemented by Microsoft and Dropbox.

Source: theverge
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