Android Authentication – Google Fingerprint Now Arrives 2019Jii Saaduddin
Android Authentication – Google Fingerprint Now Arrives 2019
TRADITIONAL PASSWORD NO LONGER
This means that to access a specific site, the user will no longer need to enter the classic password. Very often vulnerable, but will be able to use the unlocking methods set for their smartphone. Like the fingerprint recognition or the PIN and the sequence. In this way, moreover, Google’s servers will not get this data. But will remain saved locally on the device.
This functionality is the fruit of Google’s collaboration with the FIDO Alliance and W3C which has led – among other things – Android to be FIDO2 certified which allows, precisely, to use for Web services the same authentication method used for native applications of Android.
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On its official blog, in fact, Google explains that when the user visits a compatible service, such as passwords.google.com, a “Get” WebAuthn call is issued, transmitting the ID obtained during the creation of credentials. The result is a valid FIDO2 signature which allows access to the service.
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