Google and Apple want you to log in with passkeys. Here’s what that means.

Google and Apple want you to log in with passkeys. Here’s what that means.


The biggest tech companies want you to ditch passwords for access keys. You’re probably wondering: what even East a password ? And should I use it?

This is a new type of connection that uses cryptographic magic on your phone or laptop. Passwords are more secure than typing “password123” and more convenient, since all you do is scan your face or fingerprint, or click a button. After decades of basic passwords, this may seem intimidating, but the age of passwords has arrived. More and more sites and applications will push you to configure them.

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