New standard brings stronger authentication to browsers

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In a move to bring simpler yet stronger web authentication to internet users, the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) are launching a new standard called Web Authentication (WebAuthn). WebAuthn enables online service providers to offer FIDO Authentication through web browsers. FIDO Authentication makes web access more secure because it uses unique encrypted credentials for each site, eliminating the risk that a password stolen from one site can be used on another. WebAuthn defines a standard web API that can be incorporated into browsers and related web platform infrastructure. This gives users new methods to securely authenticate…

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