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    Passkeys for Google Accounts are now available

    Passkeys for Google Accounts are now available


    Posted: 03 May 2023

    For the first time, we’ve begun rolling out passkeys, the easiest and most secure way to sign in to apps and websites and a major step toward a “passwordless future.”



    For some time we and others in the industry have been working on a simpler and safer alternative to passwords. While passwords will be with us for some time to come, they are often frustrating to remember and put you at risk if they end up in the wrong hands.

    Last year — alongside FIDO Alliance, Apple and Microsoft — we announced we would begin work to support passkeys on our platform as an easier and more secure alternative to passwords. And today, ahead of World Password Day, we’ve begun rolling out support for passkeys across Google Accounts on all major platforms. They’ll be an additional option that people can use to sign in, alongside passwords, 2-Step Verification (2SV), etc.

    So maybe, by next year’s World Password Day, you won’t even need to use your password, much less remember it!

    What are Passkeys?

    Passkeys are a new way to sign in to apps and websites. They’re both easier to use and more secure than passwords, so users no longer need to rely on the names of pets, birthdays or the infamous “password123.” Instead, passkeys let users sign in to apps and sites the same way they unlock their devices: with a fingerprint, a face scan or a screen lock PIN. And, unlike passwords, passkeys are resistant to online attacks like phishing, making them more secure than things like SMS one-time codes.

    Over the past year we’ve shared updates on bringing passkey experiences to both Chrome and Android, which services like Docusign, Kayak, PayPal, Shopify and Yahoo! Japan have already deployed to streamline sign-in for their users. Starting today, this will be available as an option for Google Account users who want to try a passwordless sign-in experience.

    Passkeys for Google Accounts

    Today, passkeys for Google Accounts are available. You can try them out here and setting it up is easy.
    For Google Workspace accounts, administrators will soon have the option to enable passkeys for their end-users during sign-in.
    Of course, like any new beginning the change to passkeys will take time, that’s why passwords and 2SV will still work for Google Accounts.

    We look forward to helping people and others in the industry take this next leap to make signing in easier and safer with Google.

    Source: https://blog.google/technology/safet...-the-password/
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    03 May 2023


  1. Posts : 282
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       #1

    Just another way to use telemetry in my view.

    I roll my own 2FA via the Aegis App in my phone and in the Keepass password manager with the KeePassOTP plug-in. I NEVER have to depend on BS telemetry thieving propitiatory nonsense like Google authenticator or Authy, etc.


    As if Google is trying to take over the Internet one piece at a time, I bet they're hoping this passkeys crap is standardized with all websites. Just like how many website now use BS Google web components et al. Or even the Chromium web engine for software in Spotify and Steam to name just two popular pieces of code. It's gotten so bad on how Google wants you to use their OAuth on damn near all websites that I had to block that annoying popup crap on eBay and other sites to stop asking me to link a Google account. I hate OAuth and I don't believe in it one damn bit. I don't think so, Google! FFS, I'm happy with my login mechanisms. The constant popup on all these websites about linking your Google account is annoying! If anyone wants that bit of uBlock code I'll give it to you.
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       #2

    F22 Simpilot said:
    Just another way to use telemetry in my view.

    I roll my own 2FA via the Aegis App in my phone and in the Keepass password manager with the KeePassOTP plug-in. I NEVER have to depend on BS telemetry thieving propitiatory nonsense like Google authenticator or Authy, etc.


    As if Google is trying to take over the Internet one piece at a time, I bet they're hoping this passkeys crap is standardized with all websites. Just like how many website now use BS Google web components et al. Or even the Chromium web engine for software in Spotify and Steam to name just two popular pieces of code. It's gotten so bad on how Google wants you to use their OAuth on damn near all websites that I had to block that annoying popup crap on eBay and other sites to stop asking me to link a Google account. I hate OAuth and I don't believe in it one damn bit. I don't think so, Google! FFS, I'm happy with my login mechanisms. The constant popup on all these websites about linking your Google account is annoying! If anyone wants that bit of uBlock code I'll give it to you.
    You will do as we tell you to do...
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  3. Posts : 17,011
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       #3

    Their para What are Passkeys? does not say what Passkeys are.
    Their linked article says, I think, that they are equivalents to Windows user account PINs i.e. substitute passwords tied to specific devices.


    Denis
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       #4

    Try3 said:
    Their para What are Passkeys? does not say what Passkeys are.
    Their linked article says, I think, that they are equivalents to Windows user account PINs i.e. substitute passwords tied to specific devices.


    Denis
    The link is there that explains Passkeys, and no they are not pins.
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  5. Posts : 17,011
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #5

    As you already know, I read the linked article Passkeys.
    If they are not the equivalent of PINs then what are they?

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 9,775
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       #6

    Try3 said:
    As you already know, I read the linked article Passkeys.
    If they are not the equivalent of PINs then what are they?

    Denis
    Again they are not PIN's. It even states what they are in the section titled "How does this work under the hood?"
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       #7

    Ah, I get it.
    PINs are entirely contained within the computer whereas these PassKeys go through a PGP-like process.
    Thanks for that,
    Denis
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  8. Posts : 282
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       #8

    3Bit said:
    You will do as we tell you to do...
    HAHAHA

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  9. Posts : 812
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       #9

    I’m testing the new Passkey feature on my Google account and so far so good.

    However, on the sign in with Passkey prompt, if I select the Try Another Way option, I can still sign in using my password.

    So would that actually defeat the purpose of using Passkeys?

    See my image here.
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