Google Chrome supports passkeys for authentication

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In this digital world, nothing seems to be secure enough to hold info tight. So, the only way to prevent digital theft is the use of Passkeys that are now being entertained by companies like Microsoft, Google and Apple for better security.

A passkey is nothing but a passcode that enables authenticated access to a website service. It doesn’t have a text-based password in action, but is basically a password-less authentication that can be triggered by using the resources on a device like biometric scans, like facial recognition.

Usually, hackers are always on the prowl of methods to infiltrate databases storing usernames and passwords. But if a website login doesn’t allow any password login and relies on password-less authentications, then the question of infiltration doesn’t arise at all.

Google Chrome from now on will entertain password-less logins entertaining authentications like QR code scans via mobile device and such.

It is like Gmail web login, where, as soon as you enter your password, you are asked to authenticate as a prompt appears on your mobile device asking you to hit the YES tab.

The other news that is related to the browser is the newly introduced price drop feature made live in this Christmas shopping season. Users will not have to refresh the tab for the latest prices of their favorite products as the company will do it and will also send an alert to the user if he/she opts for an email or mobile notification from Chrome.

However, the feature will only be available to desktops and android devices operating in America as of now. 

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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