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Amazon adds passkey support as new passwordless login option
2023-10-17 19:09

Amazon has quietly added passkey support as a new passwordless login option for customers, offering better protection from information-stealing malware and phishing attacks.

Amazon recently added a new section in the Your Account > Login & security settings that lets you generate a passkey that can be used to log in to the site.

In our tests setting up an Amazon passkey, we did so on Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge using a Yubikey to generate the passkey but were unable to use a Google Titan security key.

While passkey support on Amazon is a big step forward in security and ease of use, it does not come without some issues.

Last week, Google announced that they are making passkeys the default sign-in option for accounts, and Microsoft added a dedicated passkey manager to their latest Windows 11 22H2 'Moment 4' update.

Google adds passkeys support for passwordless sign-in on all accounts.

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