Google has introduced a new feature to use ‘Passkey’ instead of a password in the widely used Chrome browser. After testing the new feature for several weeks since October, in the second week of December, they also rolled out the password-less secure login process to the Chrome OS stable channel.
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According to the Verge tech site, the new feature will work on Windows 11, macOS, and Android-based devices.
Google has also given the opportunity to combine Passkey from Android or other devices. In addition to its own password manager, users can also set the password via third-party password managers like ‘OnePassword’ or ‘Dashlane’.
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As a ‘unique identity key’, the access key must be stored on a computer or mobile phone. The website or application using the ‘Paskey API’ in its own service allows the user to log in with the combination of ‘Passkey’ with device biometrics or any other secure identity confirmation technology.
The Verge writes that using ‘Passkey’ is relatively safe as there is no fear of the password being leaked or lost.
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On the other hand, tech giants like Apple, Google and Microsoft are trying to introduce this technology and name it a universal feature. As a result, concerned people are expecting the presence of the ‘Passkey’ feature in the near future, regardless of the device and platform.
Since the ‘Passkey’ technology depends on the ‘Fido value’ of public key cryptography, its application is possible regardless of the platform. However, the widespread use of Passkey technology in Chrome and other browsers is highly dependent on whether websites on the Internet use the ‘WebAuthn API’; In his absence, there will be no opportunity to use the access key.
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