There is a safer way than a password to protect our data on the web: it will be possible to use it easily on Google Chrome
The web has always been a world full of dangers and pitfalls. Our data is constantly at risk of attacks aimed at obtaining it fraudulently. Sometimes, use passwords with high levels of security or change them frequentlyas recommended, is not enough to avoid being the target of illegal operations by virtual pirates.
Fortunately, new technologies meet these security needs with new procedures created precisely with the aim of securing users.
The American tech giant Google introduced a new feature for Chrome users. After a testing period in October, Google this week made “passkeys” available to Chrome users.
What are passkeys?
Passkeys are a much more secure replacement for passwords and other phishing-prone authentication factors.
Passwords are typically the first line of defense in our digital life. However, they are at risk of phishing, data leaks and poor password security, as we mentioned. Google has long recognized these problems and that’s why he created defenses such as 2-Step Verification and Google Password Manager.
But to address security threats, the company decided to switch to passwordless authentication. This is where passkeys come into play.
Passkeys cannot be reused, they do not leak into server breaches and protect users from phishing attacks. Passkeys are based on industry standards, can work on different operating systems and browser ecosystems, and can be used with both websites and applications.
How to use them
Passkeys can be used to access sites and applications that support them. Access with a passkey requires user authentication in the same way as unlocking a device. So, for example, by framing a QRcode with your smartphone. As simple as opening a restaurant menu!
Currently, Chrome has enabled passkeys on Windows 11, macOS, and Android.
On Androidpasskeys will be securely synced through Google Password Manager or, in future versions of Android, any other password manager that supports passkeys.
Once saved on your device, the passkey can be displayed in the autofill during login for added security.
A passkey does not leave your mobile device when you log in this way. Only a securely generated code is exchanged with the site, therefore, unlike a passwordthere is nothing that can leak.
To give users control over passkeys, the Chrome M108 has the ability to manage passkeys from within Chrome on Windows and macOS.
Google allows users to sync their passkeys from Android to other devices using the company’s password manager or a compatible third-party password manager, such as 1Password or Dashlane.
To recap. Using the passkeys, accessing any protected site will no longer require a password, but a code. The code will be unlockable only through your smartphone and it won’t leave the device behind, so it won’t be subject to theft. Chrome will record the Android system as well as currently can save passwords.
More innovations for Chrome
Aside, Chrome recently announced two new performance modes for the desktop web browser. The two modes are Memory Saver and Energy Saver, which increase battery life and free up memory.
Google suggests that these new modes will allow users to reduce Chrome’s memory usage by up to 30% and extend battery life when a device is low on power.
At the moment both modes have launched for desktop Chrome (m108), but eventually they will be accessible worldwide.
According to The Verge, when Memory Saver and Energy Saver hit your device, you can find them in Chrome’s three-dot settings menu. Both functions can be activated or deactivated independently.
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