Password-free web security through biometrics supported by world’s leading browsers

Avatar By Le Williams | 2 years ago

FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) are launching a less challenging and more secure web authentication source called Web Authentication (WebAuthn).

WebAuthn supports online service providers in the approach towards FIDO Authentication opportunities through web browsers. FIDO Authentication renders an advancement in web access security through encrypted credentials for each website, reducing the risk of stolen passwords and the reuse capabilities on other sites.

Through a standard web API that can be assimilated into browsers and related web platform infrastructure, WebAuthn provides users with new methods of secure validation on the web, in the browser, and across sites or devices.

The release of WebAuthn enables users to gain secure access to web services through browsers by touching a fingerprint sensor, looking at a camera or inputting a security key in addition to entering a password from their PC or mobile phone.

“With the new FIDO2 specifications and leading web browser support announced today, we are taking a big step forward making FIDO Authentication ubiquitous across all platforms and devices,” states the executive director of FIDO Alliance, Brett Mcdowell.

Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Opera are dedicated to the support of WebAuthn in their respective browsers. While Mozilla Firefox demonstrates present functionality within its browser, Chrome and Edge are positioned to introduce WebAuthn within the next several weeks.