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All passwords are being removed on Google apps including YouTube
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All passwords are being removed on Google apps including YouTube

Google is getting rid of its password in favor of passkeys in a bid to make it easier for its users to log into their accounts

Google have made a huge announcement in the wake of Cyber Security Month.

If you're anything like me, you've got several different passwords for several different platforms - all of which are a pain to remember.

But will no longer be an issue with Google and its apps such as YouTube as the search engine is wanting to ditch passwords all together.

In an article shared to Google's blog yesterday (October 10), they tech powerhouse shared its intentions to make all its apps passkey friendly.

"Earlier this year we rolled out support for passkeys, a simpler and more secure way to sign into your accounts online," the piece explained.

"We’ve received really positive feedback from our users, so today we’re making passkeys even more accessible by offering them as the default option across personal Google Accounts."

Following in other apps' footsteps, people will be able to their fingerprints and face ID as means of logging into their accounts.

Google are moving to passkeys such as face ID.
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Not only does this make signing in a lot faster, it's also more secure as - according to Google - passkeys rely on a type of cryptography that makes them more secure.

They're also said to be phishing resistant.

But it's not completely bidding farewell to passwords just yet as people will still be given the option to use them for the time being.

"We know that new technologies take time to catch on — so passwords may be around for a little while," the blog further explained.

Google isn't ditching passwords completely yet.
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Uber has also recently announced that it's aiming to use more passkeys and hailed it as a 'win-win' for both the firm and its customers.

Ramsin Betyyousef, a senior director of engineering at Uber said of the change, as per The Independent: "We’ve seen great results from launching passkeys across our apps and encourage all users to adopt passkeys.

"Ultimately this is a win-win for Uber and Uber’s customers."

Elsewhere, Apple ditched passwords back in September 2022.

At the time of the announcement Apple’s vice president of internet technologies, Darin Adler, described passkeys at WWDC as a 'next-gen credential that’s more secure, easier to use, and aims to replace passwords for good'.

Apple ditched passwords last year.
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"With the passkey, you’ll be able to walk up to a non-Apple device, and sign-in to a website or app using just your iPhone."

"We look forward to a passwordless future," he added.

While passkeys have been praised for their convenience, some may be less pleased about the new change being implemented across many big brands - Netflix users who share their passwords with family and friends in particular.

The streaming platform threatened to clamp down on password sharing earlier this year, but (lucky for some) it hasn't mentioned anything about moving to passkeys anytime soon.

Topics: Technology, News, Google, Apple, Uber