With Chrome’s most recent update, which is now rolling out, passkey support should begin to be available to users.
As indicated by Google’s Chromium Blog entry, passkey support is starting to carry out alongside its latest M108 update. Two-factor authentication and Google’s password manager are two additional safeguards that these passkeys complement. Passkeys are a safer alternative to passwords because they prevent phishing attacks and won’t leak in the event of a server data breach.
Similar to unlocking your phone, using a passkey will require you to authenticate yourself. Google expresses that with the Chrome 108 update, passkeys will be empowered on Android, Windows, and macOS, with plans to carry it to iOS and Chrome operating system. These passkeys will be securely synced on your Android phone using Google Password Manager or other managers that will support passkeys in subsequent Android OS updates.
Google claims that the passkey will appear in autofill when attempting to sign in as an additional security measure after it has been saved on your device.
Desktops will operate slightly differently, allowing you to select a passkey by piggybacking on your nearby Android device. This lets the user choose between using an iOS device or their Android phone for this.
Google states that a passkey never leaves your device to demonstrate how secure they are. The website you are logging into receives a securely generated code. Additionally, users of Windows and macOS can now use Google Chrome to manage their passkeys.
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