Android Is Helping Kill Passwords On A Billion Devices By Adopting Certified Support For The FIDO2 Standard
The FIDO Alliance — a consortium that develops open source authentication standards — has pushed to expand its secure login protocols to make seamless logins a reality. Now Android's on board, which means 1 billion devices can say goodbye to passwords in more digital services than seen before.
The vast majority of devices running Android 7 or later will now be able to handle password-less logins in mobile browsers like Chrome. Android already offered secure FIDO login options for mobile apps, where you authenticate using a phone's fingerprint scanner or with a hardware dongle like a YubiKey. But FIDO2 support will make it possible to use these easy authentication steps for web services in a mobile browser, instead of having the tedious task of typing in your password every time you want to log in to an account. Web developers can now design their sites to interact with Android's FIDO2 management infrastructure.
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By officially certifying the FIDO2 standard, the mobile OS will soon allow logins to sites and services without having to put in a password.