Google Steps Up Its Push to Kill the Password
Google is making passkeys the default login setting for users, encouraging them to replace passwords with this more secure authentication method. Passkeys are designed to address the security issues of passwords, such as being easily guessed or stolen. While Google didn't provide specific statistics on passkey adoption, it mentioned that people have been using passkeys on apps like YouTube, Search, and Maps. Other companies, such as Apple, Microsoft, Uber, and eBay, also support passkeys. Google aims to eventually make passwords obsolete by promoting the use of passkeys.