November 27, 2022

TheCyberThrone

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1Password Acquires Passage


1Password, a password manager solution has acquired Passage, a company that focused on wiping out passwords as a form of authentication.

Passkeys are a more secure alternative to relying on passwords, and there’s a good chance you’re already using them on your devices. FaceID, TouchID,  Windows Hello, and the Android fingerprint reader all produce passkeys for authentication.

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Whenever you provide your face or fingerprint for a security challenge, your biometric data generates a cryptographic signature which is then used for authentication without your biometric data ever leaving your device. This is essentially how a passkey is formed.

By this acquisition, 1Password aims to replace the need for companies to build their own passkey implementation and instead rely on 1Password. End-to-end solution for passwordless authentication, with full support for creating, saving, and using device-agnostic passkeys in 1Password during the first half of 2023.

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