If you have difficulties in remembering or creating solid passwords, you’re going to cherish that the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) yesterday affirmed WebAuthn.
It is another verification standard for password less logins that is now upheld by every real browser, including Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.
By means of a public statement distributed Monday, March 4, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the FIDO Alliance reported that WebAuthn has now been made an official web standard.
WebAuthn enables PC clients to utilize biometric data, for example, fingerprint, face and iris to login instead of a password.
“Now is the time for web services and businesses to adopt WebAuthn to move beyond vulnerable passwords and help web users improve the security of their online experiences,” said Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO. “W3C’s recommendation establishes web-wide interoperability guidance, setting consistent expectations for web users and the sites they visit. W3C is working to implement this best practice on its own site.”
Interestingly, WebAuthn is more secure than the weak passwords individuals end up utilizing for most sites, and it’s easier than recalling a series of characters in any case.
Both WebAuthn and the FIDO2/FIDO U2F verification conventions are now bolstered by Dropbox, Facebook, GitHub, Salesforce, Stripe and Twitter, with other well known sites expected to coordinate help for these principles in the coming months.