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Announced the technology companies Google andMicrosoft andMozilla support the new standard WebAuthn to stop using traditional passwords in the access to the internet and start drawing on the login biometric biometric – cryptographic techniques vital – it is a standard login users can access services easily without a password where you will get to the fingerprint or facial recognition technology such as in smart phones and applications.
This standard is based on encryption techniques dynamic would simplify the task of the web developers to add methods to register additional access to their sites, which helps users to maintain their accounts and their data and become more secure away from the breakthroughs that occur daily.
This standard allows WebAuthn or web authentication, so that you can any web site use the interface depends on the application that the authentication biometric, and for users it will be a transition, where people use it in every place their fingers and their faces to secure their phones and laptops of their own, so that would be normal for them to use the same techniques to facilitate their entry to Internet sites.
Said Brett McDowell, Executive Director of the FIDO Alliance, an organization concerned with the preparation of this standard the website Mather in an e-mail message: “if what they use today in securing their phones will allow them to soon log in to all Web sites of their favorite and an increasing number of local applications that include apps Bank and PayPal is two”.
Will passwords one of the weaknesses in online security has lists inventor password to someone and log in to his account or it takes password to penetrate one of the data and use it to break into accounts on other website, but the standard login WebAuthn will secure all of your data to Internet sites through the attributes of your biometric as a login instead of a password.
In view of the existence of this standard – basedencryption techniques life – on different Internet browsers, it is already available in the Firefox browser from Mozilla, will be put on browser Microsoft edge Microsoft Edge Google Chrome in the next few months, as will Opera browser support standard WebAuthn also.
In another e-mail message to the site of the Mather said Christian brand, city identity and security in Google: “we can’t share any details about the schedules at this stage, but Chrome supports initiatives FIDO وWebAuthn we hope to see support for later in the year 2018”.
Microsoft said in a statement, she is fully committed to adding support WebAuthn to the Microsoft edge and you can join the program Windows Insider to get it early and follow the Code of the Windows Insider Program for more information “.
As for Apple has stated McDowell said that the Working Group on the platform of the Webkit used by Safari browser and and App Store recently joined the Working Group relevant to the biometric which bodes well to see that possibility coming to safari in the future. He added: “native apps on iOS already have the ability to use the tools documentation of the approved suppliers of FIDO”.
But the most important question here: if the use of the standard web authentication –encryption technologies to life – on the smart phones very easy, so what is the case of devices that do not contain the fingerprint reader device or to a meal? Answer it will need the kind of external devices or applications comply with the interests of the site.
Has confirmed McDowell: “this month will be both Google and Microsoft offer standard web authentication on their systems, and Windows 10 on this possibility through a set Windows Authentication Hello, in addition to that most of the Android versions will have that ability soon through the Application Programming Interface Android Fingerprint.
There is no doubt that the use of features of the biometric will increase the safety through Internet sites and reduces the risk of intrusions that are occurring daily, making the search for a replacement for passwords is essential.
Encryption techniques vital to replace traditional passwords in the access to websites and Internet services