After four years of incomparable commitment and passion for developing a password-less security authentication, Google announced that it finally succeeded in its vision.
According to Dongjing He, Google engineer, the company will start to implement a fingerprint authentication for some apps this week. He said that this is the realization of Google’s dream to come up with a safer way of protecting the people’s confidential information online. In retrospect, the company announced in 2015 that it would completely eliminate the use of alphanumeric passwords for logging into different online platforms and applications.
Dongjing informed that for the initial phase of running this ‘fingerprint’ technology, Windows or Android device users must head on to Google’s password manager and input their fingerprints for database registration. Once registered into the database, there’s no need for the user to hover to the password manager again or key in alphanumeric passwords just to access apps and websites
Dongjing stressed that the public has nothing to worry about this new password-less security feature since this passed the FIDO2, FIDO CTAP, or W3C WebAuthn standards. These three are the authorities in securing that your password (this time, your fingerprint) is really protected upon logging in to a particular website or application. Even Facebook, Amazon, PayPal, Visa, and Intel are using these three to authenticate the credibility of their users.
This new development got favorable responses from the public. Especially that cases of ‘forgotten’ passwords are prevailing nowadays.
In fact, a new survey confirmed that around 30% of potential buyers online canceled their orders since they forgot their passwords.
Another concern that alarms the public is the advanced capability of hackers to decrypt your password and access your personal information in no time.
Dongjing ended that the online fingerprint access is just the start of their continuous effort to make the netizens’ life more comfortable and secure.