Passwords still believe in the majority of services and applications on the internet. Although the passwords are still doing a good job in protecting our accounts, however, have their own problems such as forgetting, as well as the possibility for someone else to guess your passwords or discovered, and thus give him access to your accounts.
The good news is that at Mobile World Congress MWC 2019 currently held in Barcelona, Spain, announced the alliance the FIDO Alliance that Android of the company Google has now obtained a certificate FIDO2. And for those who don’t know what that means, it means in essence that the standard FIDO2 will enable users to use other methods besides passwords to log into websites and applications. In fact, Microsoft last year launched the update for Windows 10 allows to log on to accounts without passwords.
According to Christiaan Brand, Product Manager at Google, has stated by saying : ” Google has long with the FIDO Alliance and the W3C to standardize protocols FIDO2, which gives any application the possibility to skip the authentication by the password while providing protection against attacks and fraudulent. Helps today’s announcement about the granting of a certificate FIDO2 for Android to move forward in this initiative, which gives customers and developers a uniform way to access the key store safe across devices, both in the hardware available in the market today or in the upcoming devices in order to create controls, biometric user-friendly “.
Wasn’t this ad a surprise really, it has already buy Google that had launched the open security Google Titan, which is a USB key to sing users login to their computers using passwords or means of authentication other traditional as long as it is connected to the computer. Other products include similar key to the YubiKey from a company Yubico, which can be used also on mobile devices.