With the aim to resolve the overwhelming anomalies related to password verification, Google raised the bar for online authentication.
Recently, Google announced the development of high-end and password-less technology known as the FIDO2.
The Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance enables the user to access online platforms by only using fingerprints or phones.
Google’s Pixel phone was used in the initial integration of this sophisticated technology. And according to Google’s press release, the FIDO2 will be integrated on Android handheld devices soon.
According to Dongjing He, Google personnel, this technology will resolve the security issues that password-enabled platforms are currently experiencing. Aside from the possibility of decrypting the alphanumeric security codes, a lot of people also reported that they forgot their passwords (for some reason) resulting them to get no access to a particular application or website.
Indeed, this technology would increase people’s security online. There are no rooms for hackers now since fingerprints are impossible to imitate.
Main Problems of Password Security Verification According to Forbes
- Guess Target. Not all people would input a complicated alphanumeric password; hence, a lot of hackers guess them (passwords) once or twice, and then they get access. This is one of the setbacks of the password-enabled login; you cannot guarantee that the computer will hide your password completely.
- Forgetfulness. We always want to browse helpful sites. Since a lot of websites are offering great interfaces and services now, chances are you input a lot of passwords. Unfortunately, you will tend to forget these passwords eventually. Even if you wrote the passwords on a piece of paper, it does not guarantee password security.
- Exploitation. Some hackers are very good that they can use your login password to exploit your other personal information. In some instances in the past, people complained about unintended cash withdrawals from their ATMs. These people are not aware that online geeks use their passwords to bypass online banking security routines.