Users can sign in to Google websites using their fingerprint on Android

-

sign in fingerprint on Android

You can now sign in to some of Google’s services on Android without typing a password, just by using your fingerprint. The feature is now available for a few Android phones. It will be rolling out for all the phones over the next few days. With the help of this feature, users can log in by whichever method they have used to unlock their phone, whether pin lock or pattern lock according to Google help page.

[wpinsertshortcodead id=”bzyqm5d3e04029f48f”]

Google often asked users to sign in while accessing sensitive info to verify if the user is correct or not. Such as password.google.com is a list of saved credentials; however, to see it, users need to enter the username and password of their Google Account.

Google is making this method much more convenient and much more secure. Passwords have vulnerabilities, and many people reuse the same passwords across multiple sites. But locally save credentials can’t be hacked and are impossible to phish with this method. Using a password manager with two-factor authentication helps reduce these vulnerabilities. However, Google’s new method on Android by replacing the password with the user’s fingerprint or existing phone screen lock removes them entirely. Google is also looking for the method with face lock in the future. This method applies to certain Google services on the web with the first-party Password Manager.

As we continue to embrace the FIDO2 standard, you will start seeing more places where local alternatives to passwords are accepted as an authentication mechanism for Google and Google Cloud services.

An important benefit of using FIDO2 versus interacting with the native fingerprint APIs on Android is that these biometric capabilities are now, for the first time, available on the web, allowing the same credentials be used by both native apps and web services.

[wpinsertshortcodead id=”zxikm5d3e04a8f1451″]

All the devices running on Android version 7.0 or above that have a screen lock, and personal Google Account is available for the seamless sign-in. And are also FIDO2 certified and can use 2FA security key to log in.

Also read: Google fixed a loophole in the FileSystem API, websites still able to detect Incognito Mode

For the latest tech news and updates about technology follow Whooptous on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.

via: 9to5Google

Whooptous News Desk
We are a group of Engineers who are tech enthusiasts and like to make people aware of the latest technologies and how it may also help people to enhance and improve life. We dig deep into the below-ground depths of technological understanding, digging up the most vital, behind-the-scenes information. Contact Whooptous staff at [email protected] or by filling the Contact Form.

Follow us

1,465FansLike
1,110FollowersFollow

Trending

Windows 10 black screen

How to fix black screen issue on Windows 10 by troubleshooting connection problems and...

0
On Windows 10, a black screen can take place for a number of factors. It can be connected...
microsoft build 2020

Microsoft Build 2020 Developer Conference from May 19-21

0
Microsoft announced the dates for its flagship event Microsoft Build 2020 developer conference which are going to takes place next year.
Windows 10 optional cumulative update

Optional cumulative update KB4550945 for Windows 10 version 1909 and 1903

0
Microsoft releases new optional patch updates KB4550945 for Windows 10 version 1909 and 1903 following the Patch Tuesday of this month, which is a week ago.
Microsoft flaunts new Windows logo and redesigned app icons- feature image

Microsoft flaunts new Windows logo and redesigned app icons

0
Recently, Microsoft has published a post in Medium about the new Office icons. The company redesigned the icons to cop up with the changing world.

Intel 10th Generation Processors “Comet Lake” Line-up leaked

0
Earlier AMD's Ryzen 7 3000 family, providing a body blow to Intel's whole high-end product stack. The...