Google Adds FIDO2 Compliance To Android For Password-Free Logins

Here’s a good reason to update to your latest version of Google Play Services: Android devices running version 7.0 and later can now log you into apps and websites without requiring you to type in a password. Using FIDO2, an open standard developed by the FIDO Alliance, the update instead uses your fingerprint or PIN to log you into various services. While complex passwords can be a secure method to keep your account safe, they are often long, hard to remember, and should be updated periodically (unless you use a password manager.) Two-factor authentication is helpful too, but can be annoying and difficult to access if you’re traveling internationally. With this update and certification, Google and the FIDO Alliance is hoping to move... Continue reading…

Google Adds FIDO2 Compliance To Android For Password-Free Logins

The security of devices has never been more at the forefront of thought for many users as it is now. Hackers from around the world are targeting the devices that we use each day from smartphones ...

Mon 25 Feb 19 from HotHardware

Android will support more password-free sign-ins

It just became that much easier to ditch passwords on your phone. Android is officially FIDO2 certified, making it possible to sign into supporting apps and websites (such as pages ...

Mon 25 Feb 19 from Engadget

Google and FIDO are trying to kill off the password on Android

At Mobile World Congress, the two organizations announced that Android now has certified support for the FIDO2 standard. That means the majority of devices that run Android 7 or later will allow ...

Mon 25 Feb 19 from Techspot

More passwordless logins are coming to Android

The FIDO Alliance and Google today announced that Android (from version 7.0 up) with the latest version of the Google Play Services, is now FIDO2 certified. At first glance, that sounds rather ...

Mon 25 Feb 19 from TechCrunch

How to use a two-factor security key

Two-factor authentication is a good way to add an extra layer of security to online accounts. It requires the use of your smartphone, however, which is not only inconvenient, but ...

Fri 22 Feb 19 from The Verge

The best hardware security keys for two-factor authentication

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Fri 22 Feb 19 from The Verge

Android is now even more secure

Android users can now take advantage of their device's built-in fingerprint sensor for secure passwordless access to websites and native apps.

Mon 25 Feb 19 from Techradar

Android Is Helping Make Passwords Obsolete on a Billion Devices

By officially embracing the FIDO2 standard, Android will soon let you log into sites and services without having to remember a password.

Mon 25 Feb 19 from Wired Security

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