Google brings new passkey to support Chrome

Google has started rolling out passkey support for Chrome with the Stable M108 version, for better safety.

Passkeys are a safer replacement for passwords and other perishable authentication factor.

They are more secure as they cannot be reused, do not leak in server breaches and protect users from phishing attacks.

Passkeys are created on industry standards and can function across different operating system.

They can be used with both websites and applications that support them.

To sign in with a passkey, users will be required to authenticate themselves in the same way as they unlock a device.

"With the latest version of Chrome, we're enabling passkeys on Windows 11, macOS, and Android,"

Users can also choose to use a passkey from their nearby smartphone on a desktop device.

In October, Google rolled out passkey support in its Chrome Canary