WebAuthn now official standard

WebAuthn now official standard

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance have announced that the Web Authentication specification is now an official web standard. WebAuthn is a browser and platform standard for simpler and stronger authentication. Although it has only just been made official, it’s already supported in Windows 10, Android, and Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari browsers. Commenting on the new standard, W3C and FIDO said: “It’s common knowledge that passwords have outlived their efficacy. Not only are stolen, weak or default passwords behind 81 percent of data breaches, they are a drain of time and resources.” W3C and FIDO WebAuthn means you can log into online accounts…

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HTTP Cookies Are Evil - Get Rid of Them - Blink Team

HTTP Cookies Are Evil – Get Rid of Them – Blink Team

The latest proposal to ban HTTP Cookies is from the development team of Blink, the layout engine at the core of Chrome. It may not come to anything, but it is another example of the browser makers attempting to set standards which suits them. Browser makers have a lot of power because what their creations do sets the defacto standard for the web. Forget W3C or WhatWG, if a browser maker opts to put something in then its the standard – well it is if the browser has enough users. This is the problem. Once Firefox and Chrome were on a par, but now Chrome has the upper hand and by…

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Firefox 60 rolls out with WebAuthn Supports

Firefox 60 rolls out with WebAuthn Supports

Someday all our problems with passwords could be a thing of the past. Firefox 60 is the first browser to support WebAuthn, a new standard for web authentication developed by the W3C in collaboration with FIDO Alliance and support from Google, Microsoft and Mozilla to provide alternative ways for web access. The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online)Alliance is an industry consortium launched in February 2013 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication devices and the problems users face creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. This video introduces FIDO and its goals: WebAuthn defines a standard web API that can be incorporated into browsers and related web platform infrastructure which…

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