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Google Adds Passkeys to Advanced Protection Program for High-Risk Users
2024-07-10 10:06

Google on Wednesday announced that it's making available passkeys for high-risk users to enroll in its Advanced Protection Program.

Based on the FIDO Authentication standard, the technology is designed to secure online accounts against potential takeover attacks by ditching passwords in favor of biometrics or a PIN. Passkeys can simultaneously act as a first- and second-factor, entirely obviating the need for a password.

Earlier this May, the tech giant revealed that passkeys are being used by over 400 million Google accounts.

Google further said it's partnering with Internews to provide journalists and human rights workers with security support.

The development comes as Google said it intends to expand dark web reports to any user with a Google account starting later this month to check if their information has been leaked on the darknet.

"Dark web report will become available to all users with a consumer Google Account," it noted in a support document.


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https://thehackernews.com/2024/07/google-adds-passkeys-to-advanced.html

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