Mozilla proudly announced this week that its latest version of Firefox is the world’s first browser that offers the option to sign in to websites without using a password.

The feature is made possible by an emerging W3C standard called Web Authentication or WebAuthn which is designed to give users more authentication choices while providing better protection from phishing attacks. It is enabled by default on Firefox 60 and is expected to come with Chrome 67 and Microsoft Edge.

WebAuthn also generates cryptographic public-private pairs for signing in which prevents shared secrets from being leaked if a site is hacked.

Source: ZDNet

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