Today more than ever, it is important for the users to manage the passwords online. However, it is hard to stick to the pace. However, password management is critical affair that can be difficult to manage. This is why, the consortium named FIDO Alliance which develops the Open Source Authentication Standards, has managed to expand the secure protocols for account logins.
The consortium aims to turn seamless logins into a feasible reality. It has managed to bring Android onboard meaning billions of devices can now kiss goodbye to their passwords for a service that is more digitalized than ever.
On Monday, The FIDA Alliance along with Google made an announcement that Android added in certified support meat for FIDO2 standard. This means that a vast chunk of devices with Android 7 or higher shall now be able to opt for password-free logins through mobile browsers such as Chrome.
Android already offers a secure FIDO based login option for the mobile applications where one can authenticate with the use of phone’s scanner for fingerprints or with the use of hardware dongle such as YubiKey. However, FIDO2 shall support easy steps for authentication for the web services accessed via mobile browser.