Chrome 67 introduces password-free authentication.
The new Chrome update will solve security issues, facilitate the development of applications in virtual reality or augmented and aims to identify themselves without any password.
WebAuthn is Chrome 67 new API, available on its newest update. It will allow you to log in to your accounts without any password.
The Web Authentication API will give access to different websites and services, through a physical “authentication system”. It can either be an unlock code, a fingerprint sensor or even a facial recognition app. Thus, for example, to log in to his account, the user will only have to scan his fingerprint on his device and will not have to fill in any password.
The advantage of WebAuthn is that the websites that uses this API will not store any password on their database. Hacking into the user personal information will thus be even more complicated and will need access to the authentication tool.
After Mozilla Firefox, Chrome 67 is the second web browser to propose API to its users. Furthermore, the other API from Google, called WebXR will allow to easily develop application that uses VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies.
These additional security measures occur in a context of hyper securing of data. Indeed, the WebAuthn API aim is to put in place a set of anti-phishing rules which uses a sophisticated level of authentication and cryptography to protect the account of each and every user.
In addition, the new Chrome update has allowed to address 34 more security flaws and added a site isolation feature. It makes it possible to isolate the sites in order to be able to manage each process independently and thus to reinforce the general security of the system. Chrome tends to generalise the encrypted HTTPS protocol.