Android Users Can Now Log Into Some Google Services Without Passwords

Android Users Can Now Log Into Some Google Services Without Passwords

Once there, Chrome will prompt you to authenticate your identity using your phone's fingerprint sensor. Many people tend to create simple passwords so they're memorable, but that also leaves them vulnerable to cracking when passwords leak. But unless you use a password manager (something we'd strongly recommend) or have a superb memory, remembering those passwords can get a tad hard. For example if you want to look at a password stored in your Google Password manager you can open https://passwords.google.com select a password to view and rather than having to type in your Google password you'll be handed off to the lock screen authentication system where you can unlock via Fingerprint or what ever you have set as your other unlock methods.

Google announced todaythat starting with the Pixel handsets, you can verify your identity with some Google services on the web by using your fingerprints or a screen lock instead of a password.


Google doesn't have fingerprint data on its servers - that stays locally on your phone.

Goodbye passwords: Android is now FIDO2 certified FIDO2 certification is paving the way for passwordless mobile security. Using a password manager along with two-factor authentication helps mitigate a lot of these vulnerabilities, but the new method Google is using removes them entirely.


The new feature which is available on Pixels, but will soon be rolled out to everything running Android 7.0 Nougat and upwards, using a combination of FIDO2, W3C WebAuthn and FIDO CTAP to do its magic. Like the fingerprint recognition or the PIN and the sequence. Both security keys - like its Titan keys and those from Yubico - and local user verification do use FIDO2 standards.

Once Google has credentials for a specific Android device, users can log in with their fingerprint to a compatible service.


Follow the instructions to verify that it is you signing in.

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