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Apple, Google and Microsoft join forces to try and kill off passwords

May 6, 2022

Via: TechRadar

Some of the world’s biggest tech companies have announced plans to try and remove the need for passwords for good.

Apple, Google and Microsoft have joined forces to push the wider availability of passwordless logins in a major way, promoting instead a common standard to implement widely-used and convenient passwordless sign-ins, across all their platforms.

That standard – created by the FIDO Alliance and World Wide Web Consortium – is a big step on from what’s used for more secure logins, over and above a basic username and password, right now. Namely the likes of two-factor authentication (2FA, which represents a second login step of a verification code texted to a smartphone for example) or the use of an app like a password manager.

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