New web standard may soon allow you to log into websites via biometric authentication
by Mihail Nikolov / Apr 10, 2018, 8:51 AM
The new WebAuthn API will allow you to log into websites using your biometrics, such as a fingerprint or a facial scan, or USB keys. The first browser to support the new API is Mozilla Firefox, with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge soon to follow. There is no word if Apple will join the biometric bonanza with its Safari, but it's more likely than not, as the company has some advanced biometric scan techniques in its Face ID.
Keep in mind this new standard is still in "consideration" stage and isn't officially accepted. However, popular browsers accepting it may only mean good news and we could see it into a wider use sooner rather than later.
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Samsung allows this in their browser and I use it almost exclusively with fps and iris scanning. It's a great feature.
posted on Apr 10, 2018, 9:07 AM 10
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Until your fingerprint get out there into the hands of hackers. You can change your password, you can’t change your fingerprint.
posted on Apr 10, 2018, 5:40 PM 0
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