Google makes it easy to log in to websites without making it difficult to enter passwords.
Technology giant announced this week to provide an updated desktop version of the Chrome browser that users can use to sign in to online services Using biometrics such as fingerprints and authenticators such as a security key or mobile phone via Bluetooth
Chrome 67 for desktop will be available in the next few weeks, according to Google. It will save users from having to remember multiple passwords for most websites, which, as most people know first hand, is difficult.
The update uses web-based authentication standards published by the FIDO Alliance in April, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), two international organizations that develop web security standards. These web authentication standards can be integrated with browsers to enable users to securely log in to most Web sites.
Sam Srinivas, CEO of the Google Cloud security product, said in April about the new standards: "Google Chrome is dedicated Building a better web and giving developers the ability to interact with secure keystores in a structured way helps us to continue this mission He added, "We look forward to introducing these standards and looking forward to further collaboration."
In addition to protecting users from having to remember passwords, the phishing or middle-man Prevent Attacks – Tactics Poor players try to access user passwords "User credentials and biometric templates never leave the user's device and are never stored on servers," states the FIDO Alliance and W3C version.
Chrome Chrome 67 specifically For example, users can use a "Private / Public Key Pair" Authenticator as a security key, a fingerprint reader or other device that can authenticate a user, "says Google developer Pete LePage.
Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox are committed to using the Web authentication standards in their browsers. Mozilla Firefox was the first to do that, and with Chrome 67, Google is also adding its popular Chrome browser.
In addition to web authentication, Chrome 67 keeps track of "site isolation". Each browser tab is separate, so data can not be shared between tabs to improve security and reduce the risks of Specter , "A security hole in some chips, according to Google.