Passkeys continue to replace passwords, and it's a good thing

26/10/2023 | MediaPost

Several technology companies, including Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, are pushing for users to adopt passkeys instead of passwords in order to provide a more secure login experience on their devices, MediaPost reports. 

Amazon has already started rolling out passkey support on its browsers and mobile shopping apps, enabling customers to set up passkeys in their Amazon settings using their face, fingerprint, or PIN for easy access. While passwords will continue to be used for the foreseeable future, the move is a positive step towards providing customers with enhanced security and ease-of-use in their Amazon experience.

Uber and eBay have also enabled optional passkeys to replace passwords when signing in on their platforms. 

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published a two-part series on passkeys discussing what they are and the impact on privacy.

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