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1Password is all set to roll out passkey, a step towards passwordless future


Setting up the passwords and remembering all of them is a hefty task. LastPass’s data breach is convincing users to adapt password alternatives for managing their passwords. 1Password is a popular alternative among the lists. 1Password is planning to roll out a passkey that will allow users to access websites and services without having to enter usernames and passwords.

This step is heading us on the way to a passwordless future. Although you’re not getting immediate access to the feature. It will initially roll out in the beta version of the app. Along with that, users have to install extensions that are available for Safari, Firefox, and Chrome-based browsers. Moreover, the mobile version of the app is still under development and will not be accessible to users for the time being.

What are passkeys?

Passkeys, a type of authentication technology created by the FIDO authentication standards, generate two cryptographic key; one public and one private, that are connected to the user’s account. As a result, when a user tries to log in to a service employing passkeys, 1Password will utilize the public key to compare it with the private key to confirm the user’s identity. Because passkeys are immune to phishing attacks, this approach ensures enhanced security. Furthermore, even in the event of a data breach, login information is kept secure because one of the key pairs is kept on the user’s device.

The fact that 1Password is independent of Google’s Password Manager and Apple’s iCloud passkey support makes it a superior option for those who use both iOS and Android at the same time. Users can also safely provide their family members with access to their passkeys.

Passkeys are the future, according to organizations like Google and Apple, although the technology is still very new. Only 38 websites and services that allow passkeys are featured on the list that 1Password keeps for itself. As a result, even if more websites implement passkeys, there is still a long way to go until passwords are completely unnecessary.

Lucia Coleman

I’m a communication enthusiast and junior editor-reporter at Research Snipers, I have completed a degree in Mass Communication but am very enthusiastic about new technology, games, and mobile devices. I have the main interest in Technology and games.

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