New Authentication Standard Coming to Major Web Browsers

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    silversurfer Malware Tester Silver Member

    Web browsers from Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla will soon provide users with a new, password-less authentication standard built by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and currently in the final approval stages.

    W3C has advanced a standard web API called Web Authentication (WebAuthn) to the Candidate Recommendation (CR) stage, the final step before the final approval of a web standard. Expected to deliver stronger web authentication to users worldwide, it is already being implemented for Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS and Android platforms.

    W3C’s WebAuthn API enables strong, unique, public key-based credentials for each site, thus eliminating the risk that passwords stolen on one site could be used on another. WebAuthn can be incorporated into browsers and web platform infrastructure, providing users with new methods to securely authenticate on the web, in the browser, and across sites and devices.

    Full Article: https://www.securityweek.com/new-authentication-standard-coming-major-web-browsers
     
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