1Password has announced that it will soon support the option of create and unlock accounts using the technology passkey eh biometric data. In other words, she’ll soon be giving up passwords: even though it’s part of his name.
1Password focuses on passkeys – it will soon say goodbye to passwords
Passwords are increasingly losing relevance, replaced by passkeys unlocked with the biometrics of your devices. But how does he explain Steve Won, chief product officer at 1Password: “For passkeys to be the way forward, it’s not enough that they replace some of your passwords. They must be able to replace all passwords, including the one you use to unlock 1Password.”
As early as last November, the company announced that customers will be able to securely log into apps and websites with passkeys in early 2023 via the app. Extension support browser alle passkey will arrive in the spring of 2023following the lead of rival password manager Dashlane and tech giants like Apple, Google and Microsoft.
This change of pace comes because traditional passwords are susceptible to phishing scams and can be stolen or compromised. Currently, even if you use Face ID or the fingerprint scanner to log into your 1Password account, biometrics alone do not replace a password. You are still logged in with the password saved in your app.
Passkeys, on the other hand, originate from the FIDO Alliance using public key cryptography. Instead of using traditional passwords, use the authentication of your device, such as a laptop with Windows Hello or a smartphone with fingerprints and Face Unlock. Passkeys are therefore more secure: there are no sequences of characters to steal.
1Password explains that the novelty will arrive this summer. But the farewell to passwords will be more gradual. Won explains, “We know the migration to passwordless isn’t going to happen overnight, so we’re making it optional this summer. We have to meet the people where they are. However, our goal is to switch only to passkeys as soon as possible.”