Microsoft Moves to Eliminate Passwords with Edge WebAuthn Logins

Microsoft revealed this week that it will be including a new and exclusive Windows Hello authentication feature in its Edge browser in the latest Windows 10 Redstone 5 Fast Ring preview.

WebAuthn, a W3C specification that allows users to sign in to websites using just a security key similar to Yubikey, is expected to give Edge users a faster and easier sign in experience to their frequently visited sites.

Microsoft says that Hello will allows users to authenticate on any Windows 10 device, using biometrics instead of passwords. Users can also login to sites that support Web Authentication in seconds, and noted that it also supports FIDO2 devices.


Source: ZDNet

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