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Unlocking the Future of Online Security: Introducing Passkeys by Google

Imagine a world where those long, hard-to-remember passwords are a thing of the past. Well, that world might be closer than you think.

Google has made a big change, and it's all about making your online accounts safer and more user-friendly. They've introduced something called "Passkeys," and it's now the default way to sign in to your personal Google accounts.

So, what exactly is a Passkey?

It's a new way to keep your accounts secure, and it's incredibly simple. Instead of typing in a complex password, you can log in using a four-digit PIN or even your unique biometric data like fingerprints or facial recognition. Easy, right?

But don't be fooled by the simplicity – Passkeys are a game-changer when it comes to online security. They greatly reduce the risk of your login credentials being stolen by cybercriminals.

So, how do you set up a Passkey?

Setting up a Passkey is a breeze. Just visit Google's official Passkeys website, create a PIN or link your biometrics, connect your smartphone, and you're good to go. Keep in mind that your computer should run at least Windows 10 or macOS Ventura (or newer), and your phone should have Android 9 or iOS 16.

As of now, you can use Passkeys on Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Google Chrome browsers.

What are the benefits of using Passkeys?

According to Google, 64% of people find Passkeys easier to use than traditional login methods. They not only simplify the login process but also enhance security. Logging in with a Passkey is a whopping 40% faster than using a regular password.

What's coming next?

Google's move to make Passkeys the default sign-in method is just the beginning. They're already working with select partners to expand this new login method to Chrome and Android. You can already use Passkeys on platforms like Uber and eBay, and they're planning to bring it to WhatsApp soon.

If you're a business owner, it's a good idea to start thinking about how Passkeys can benefit your business. Google might even introduce this feature for business accounts in the near future.

If you're not quite ready to embrace Passkeys, you can opt-out for now. Just go to the Sign-in options page, find "Skip Password When Possible," and turn it off.

We recommend giving Passkeys a try – they can make your online experience easier and more secure. And if you need any assistance, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Until next time, keep Fit and Have fun!

(TYYV) The Yada Yada Version:

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Mitch Redekopp
Article Written by Mitch Redekopp

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