Huge Thumbs Up👍To NordPass For Bringing In This Feature!
At the beginning of the year, I made the decision to switch from Dashlane to NordPass. I had nothing against Dashlane and still think it’s a solid solution, but after trialling it out for myself, I found that it works better for me.
I’ve been using NordPass for a while now and so far I have nothing but positive things to say about it, it works incredibly well, and I find that the autofill works better for me than Dashlane’s. On top of that it even has a desktop app!
But that’s nothing compared to the feature that I’m about to discuss and that feature is passwordless authentication with the use of Passkeys. Sounds like a dream come true right?
So What Are PassKeys?
To put it simply, Passkeys allow you to sign in to apps and websites without the need of using a password. They are digital credentials that are created by your device and you can access them with the help of biometrics making them quick, convenient and still highly secure.
Unlike the traditional approach, where passwords are either known by the user or can be made visible to users with the use of password managers, Passkeys are invisible and cannot be entered manually.
I would like to add that at present Passkey’s only work using the desktop application and web vault. They do not work on mobile devices just yet.
What’s Wrong With Passwords?
What a good question! The truth of the matter is that no matter how secure your password is it can still be prone to attack. Not only can hackers crack weak passwords, but they can also gain access to the databases that store them.
As an IT Engineer, trust me when I say that your account will only be as secure as you make it. I find it incredible that there are people out there that reuse the same simple password for all their online accounts and on top of that, they don’t enable 2-factor authentication because they see it as a nuisance and they claim that they never had a problem before.
It gets worse! A recent study by the Cybernews investigation team found an alarming statistic regarding the…