Google to Allow Fingerprint Authentication Instead of Passwords on Some Services
Android users will have a much easier time managing log-ins because Google is now allowing people to use the fingerprint rather than the password.
Having to remember passwords for all the online service you’re using can prove challenging. That’s the main reason why people choose to have the same password on multiple websites, which in turn exposes them to even more vulnerabilities. If only one of those services gets hacked, all of the others are in jeopardy.
Of course, you can choose to use a password manager or simply to save the passwords, with Android’s help, but that’s still a problem. The best solution would be to use the existing security measures, such as the fingerprint or the pin, to log in into various services.
The solution is only halfway
Google is now allowing users to login into some of their accounts, with the help of the fingerprint, through in the Chrome browser. It’s a long way from using this feature with third-party apps, but … (read more)