Android supports FIDO2 protocol for login without password



Android operating system has obtained the certification of the FIDO2 authentication protocol to provide the ability to log more than 1 billion users to their accounts without having to enter the password but through other methods such as fingerprint.

This means that any Android phone with version 7.0 and above has become directly supporting the FIDO2 protocol by updating the Google Play services it will soon receive.

This will enable users to access their accounts via newer methods such as the fingerprint or access key of the protocol, whether on websites or applications that support the FIDO2 protocol.

The protocol provides a simple software interface that developers can use to support the feature in their applications and locations to further protect user accounts, especially when hacking and leaking passwords.

It is worth mentioning that Android supports the FIDO protocol, which we see in many banking applications, but the latest protocol FIDO2 increases the support of authentication in modern ways to be via web browsers for mobile phones as well.

With more and more users directed to adopt smartphones as the only way to access the Internet, and support modern methods of documenting accounts such as face and eye prints, vascular map, etc., traditional methods such as creating, remembering, and managing unique passwords have become inappropriate, so New ideas should be supported in documenting accounts in a more efficient and easy way.


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