Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge Browsers to replace web password with webAuthn. The move from this browsers is quite encouraging as they what to keep users more secured against phishing attack (clone look alike).
The move is to reduce the need for password and replace it with 2AF – Cryptocurrency traders are familiar with it. Internet standards organisations W3C and FIDO Alliance made it known to us that the replacement is possible.
“After years of increasingly severe data breaches and password credential theft, now is the time for service providers to end their dependency on vulnerable passwords and one-time-passcodes and adopt phishing-resistant FIDO Authentication for all websites and applications,” said Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance. Meanwhile, W3C CEO Jeff Jaffe said, “WebAuthn will change the way that people access the Web.”
With the WebAuthn, Web developers will be able to integrate fingerprint readers and face scanners into their websites. The method relies on public-key cryptography and ensures that each site a user signs up to has its own key pairs, solving the common issue of password reuse. When the API is available, you could visit a site on a PC, hit the login button, and then receive a code on a smartphone asking you to register.
Enterprises and online service providers can now protect themselves and their users from the risks associated with passwords – including phishing, man-in-the-middle attacks and the abuse of stolen credentials, says FIDO Alliance.
They will be able to deploy standards-based strong authentication that works through the browser or via an external authenticator like Google Authentication App.
The new feature is expected to be available in the upcoming versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Edge slated for release in the next few months.