Tuesday, May 16, 2023


Passkeys are a new technology that promises to eliminate passwords using a two-fold approach.  First, the user is authenticated using a fingerprint, Face ID, or device PIN.  Second, instead of validating a password, the exchange between the server and the device uses very strong public and private key cryptography, making it impervious to hacking.

Currently, there are only a few websites and apps that support passkeys but hopefully, it will become the norm before very long.  The combination of an easier user experience and a vastly more secure login should provide a lot of incentive.

Setting up passkeys takes a little work and is not really for the faint of heart, but if you're intrigued enough to try, these links will help you get started.

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