Passkeys becoming a safe alternative to passwords: Google vice president

Functionality will be available for general users of company's app store and browser later this year

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Sourabh Lele New Delhi
Move over, passwords. Passkeys are a safer alternative. They provide better protection against phishing attacks, said Google’s Vice-President Parisa Tabriz on Thursday.

The technology giant recently introduced the passkey feature for the Android operating system and the popular web browser Google Chrome. The new functionality was launched for members of Google Play Services Beta and Chrome Canary, while it will be available to general users later this year, the company had said on October 12.

A passkey is a digital credential, linked with the user account and a website or application (app). It allows users to authenticate without entering a

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First Published: Oct 27 2022 | 3:09 PM IST

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