Webauthn: the New Age of Internet Security

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Arnhem, March 4th – The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (the International Community that develops open standards to ensure long-term growth of the Word Wide Web) has just approved Web Authentication (WebAuthn) as a new official web standard. With this publication, they aim to solve the hassle of online privacy, because being protected digitally is a privilege for all.

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How does it work?

For end-users:

Normally, we have to remember strings of passwords for different accounts. With WebAuthn, you authorize a third-party to help you log in to different security devices or platforms. For instance, most browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari (preview) Web browsers have already supported it.

This is not a new technology. You have come across this when you authorize Facebook or Google to help you log into a new a digital product. However, now you don’t have to depend on these private companies and risk them invading your personal information. No more scandals. (Google “internet privacy” for more information).

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To sum up, as users, now you can expect to be safer and more hassle-free of not having to remember many passwords any more.

For developers:

“Now is the time for web services and businesses to adopt WebAuthn to move beyond vulnerable passwords and help web users improve the security of their online experiences,” said Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO. Read the full Press Release here.

The Whales are excited about this

To soon to predict the future, but Whale Agency will look into this new technology to potentially implement it on our future projects, such as in E-Commerce sites or Enterprise Softwares, etc.

It would be awesome to hear opinions. Do you think this will solve the Internet Privacy problem? Let’s us know in the comment below or send us a message.