In the near future, IT industry giants plan to utilize Password-Less technology, which is a revolutionary login system that eliminates traditional password entering methods and instead depends on smartphones or laptops to authenticate login requests.
Google has recently posted a new update called “One step closer to a password-less future” and stated that:
“This will simplify sign-ins across devices, websites, and applications no matter the platform — without the need for a single password,” and “These capabilities will be available over the course of the coming year.”
The three tech giants plan to use an improved password-less login approach known as “multi-device FIDO credential,” which is intended to function across platforms.
Google has been developing strategies in anticipation of the Password-Less login. Instead of requesting your password, Google will utilize your smartphone to store a FIDO credential called a passkey, which will be used to open your online account. So, if you try to log in to any of their websites on your computer, you’ll just need to have your phone handy to unlock it.
The company further noted that after the procedure is completed, you will no longer need your phone and may just access it by unlocking your computer.
“Even if you lose your phone, your passkeys will securely sync to your new phone from cloud backup, allowing you to pick up right where your old device left off.”
One potential issue with this form of login is that someone may steal your phone and try to access your account online. The multi-device FIDO credential system, on the other hand, is designed to rely on your phone’s fingerprint sensor, face recognition, or a PIN number that only the owner will be able to enter.
These significant changes have the potential to drastically alter how we access our accounts online and how safe they will be in the foreseeable future. Let’s hope that more websites follow Google, Apple, and Microsoft’s lead and embrace password-less login.