10/24/2023: Google’s passkey mess

Google goes passwordless

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Back in May, I wrote about how the tech industry’s attempt to kill the password is a well-intentioned mess.

Five months later, it still is. Only now, it’s becoming harder to avoid as companies get more aggressive about pushing the password’s replacement, known as passkeys. The most notable example is Google, which declared a couple weeks ago that it’s making passkeys the default sign-in method for Google accounts, and has been nagging users to set up passkeys ever since.

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