Google wants a future without passwords. This is your plan to get it on all devices

The future will be without passwords. We do not know exactly when, but the big technology companies are beginning to draw up their plans. At Microsoft you can already log in only with alternative methods, and Google reveals today what is your plan to do without passwordsusing the smartphone as the main tool to access apps, websites and log in to devices.

Mobile as unlock key

In celebration of World Password Day, Google has revealed its plan to end them. Curious, to say the least. They indicate that the intention to replace the password system is not just a Google thing (Android and Chrome), but that Microsoft and Apple will do it with their operating systems and browsers. The objective is simplify login on any device.

We will only need to have the mobile at hand to log in to the computer. This, unlocked, acts as its own access key

On paper it looks good, but how is this great change carried out? According to Google, when we want to log in to a website or app, you will only have to unlock your mobilewithout requiring a password during the process.

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The mobile will store a FIDO credential, an access key that will serve to unlock the login. This key, according to Google, is based on public key cryptography, and is only accessible at the time the user unlocks their phone.

“To log in to a website from the computer, we will only need to have the phone at hand, since we will be asked to unlock it in order to access it. After doing so, we will no longer need the phone and we can log in simply by unlocking the computer .” Google.

In other words, if you want to log in to Chrome, it would be enough to put your finger on the fingerprint reader of your mobile to unlock it, and thus automatically log in to the browser. In the event that we lose the mobile phone or do not have access to it, the key can be restored from a cloud backup.

There is no set date for this fix, but Google states that this FIDO key support will be generally available between 2022 and 2023, so We are talking about the very near future..


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