You probably have a lot of passwords in your life.
Even with the help of password managers, passwords are becoming more and more of a burden for most people.
Long gone are the days of being able to use and reuse rubbish passwords like p455w0rd123. Now, all of your online accounts need to be protected by passwords that are both complex and unique.
And you’ve got to be ever vigilant in case one of your many passwords is compromised.
There’s got to be a better solution. And there is — passkeys.
The screenshot above proves the benefits: no passwords in sight, nothing that needs to be remembered, and nothing to accidentally hand over to a hacker.
Passkeys can also help you get around the issue of having to synchronize passwords between your devices.
Say you normally log in to your Google account using a smartphone, but you want to log in using a laptop. That’s no problem, even if the passkey isn’t synchronized with the laptop, as long as the smartphone is within Bluetooth range of the laptop and the user approves the login.
What’s even cooler is that the passkey isn’t transferred between the smartphone and laptop, but after confirming the login, the user instead gets the opportunity to create a passkey on the laptop.
If you’re ready to take the plunge, a great place to start is by securing your Google Account with a passkey. Not only has Google made the process easy, but there’s also extensive documentation available.