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Google’s Passkeys can Now be Used to Sign-in to eBay, Uber and WhatsApp on Android and Chrome

Google, the multinational giant tech company and a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. introduced passkeys in the month of May 2023, this year, and now, passkeys can be used to sign in to more applications on both Android and Chrome.

Here’s more about it.

Google Passkeys Now Supported on eBay, Uber & WhatsApp

With increasing cyber security issues and the rising phishing attacks, neither did two-step verification nor two-factor verification proved useful in preventing them. Passwords weren’t a reliable means of protecting users’ accounts or data, and it has always been subjected to breach.

Going through reports, it is said that over 60% of data breaches took place in 2021, involving stealing credentials or phishing. Data breaches have also cost organizations a huge loss of an average of 4.91 million dollars in 2022. Phishing attacks have also gone up to 61% in 2022, reaching a point of 255 million attacks within a period of six months.

This had confirmed that the previous security methods weren’t enough to protect from these threats and coming up with a better solution became really important. It was with this mind that Google introduced passkeys as a safer sign-in method, safer and less prone to attacks when compared to passwords and other two-step or two-factor sign-in methods.

Speaking about Google’s Passkeys, it is made by partnering with Fido Alliance and using fingerprint, face scan, or screen lock as sign-in options. This makes it 4x times more simpler and faster to use. It is also considered as the strongest protection against threats and is unique to each user. Third-party applications and even Google will not have any knowledge of what the passkey is.

Passkeys can be used to sign in to various Google services and other third-party applications or services and now, the support has been extended to more applications like eBay, Uber, and WhatsApp on Android and Chrome.

Try out the passkeys yourself and experience a much more safer, easier and simpler sign-in procedure.

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