You have long been able to log in to mobile apps like banking and credit institutions using biometric verifications, but with FIDO2 certifications, the same convenience to the internet comes in over half of all Android devices.
You know the scenario: For example, when you log in to a specific app-like your bank, you can choose to log in with your fingerprint in future cases. If you enable it, you just need to touch the phone's fingerprint reader to log in from that time forward, which is good.
This is not only nice for convenience, it is also much safer. Because the fingerprint information is stored locally on your device and not in the cloud, there is almost no chance that it will ever be compromised. Now comes the same functionality on the web on Android devices running Android 7.0 and later.
An update of Google Play service is required on all supported devices, which scrolls out via the Play Store. In addition to that, web developers must also activate the feature, so do not expect it to exit the port of all the websites that you sign in to. Barnsteg, do you know?
If your device does not have a fingerprint scanner, it also works with other forms of secure logins, such as PIN or pattern inputs. And because it's all on the web, users will be able to create password-free logins from an app and also make it work on the web (and vice versa).
We are approaching a genuine password-free future every day. I can not wait.