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Hate passwords? You're in luck - Google is sidelining them

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By DAVID HAMILTON

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But if you get a new phone and for some reason the text goes to the old phone and won't recognize the new phone...good luck getting the text for the access.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

So basically a fingerprint or face scan to login now. No thanks.

1 ( +7 / -6 )

Google doesn’t get your biometric data, it’s a device-level authentication.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

You're not forced to use any of these

It's all 100% voluntary

Stop complaining

If you don't agree with it then don't use it

6 ( +10 / -4 )

If you don't agree with it then don't use it

Maybe not so much a question of agreeing but one of understanding. The article suggests it's safer for those who use passwords such as password123. And also that the problem of using passwords such as erVex411$% (or Noon-Whisper-Burn-By-2) is that they're hard to remember. Does that imply that complicated passwords are safer if you have a method of remembering or accessing them? It would be helpful to see a list of pros and cons in articles such as this.

There's some discussion in the comments at the link below:

https://www.theregister.com/2023/05/04/google_passkey/

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Don't do this. Boycott it and stick with (long, secure) passwords. Do not help to create a dependency upon a Google technology. It also makes you more dependent upon other tech like 2FA or biometrics, excluding more people who do not or cannot use them.

If this takes off, Google will try to make it the exclusive option for access to sites and services.

Use longer, complex passwords, and use different ones for each site.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

My Mac, iPhone and iPad suggest long passwords for me and store them in the Keychain app in the cloud. Finger/Face ID to unlock the phone and the passwords download automatically. No need to remember anything. If I do need to input one manually for some reason, I can access Keychain to see it. The one password I do need to input manually often is my Apple ID, which I get from Keychain. Seems these Passkeys are pretty much the same.

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So someone like me with no media accounts, ie twitter, facilebook or what ever, nor a modern mobile like an smart phone would find this impossible to use. I am dreading the day when I might have to buy a smart phone. I am already so tired of seeing nearly everyone walking around with their eyes glued to their phones, no wonder social inter reactions are failing badly . NO one talks to any more.

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As I understand it, introducing the password is just one step on the security process, if people stop using passwords the criminals may just hijack the next step so accounts are unlocked.

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As I understand it, introducing the password is just one step on the security process, if people stop using passwords the criminals may just hijack the next step so accounts are unlocked.

Your understanding is completely not correct.

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