The Passkey Future is Coming

Glenn Fleishman wrote a fantastic introduction to the open passkey standard, coming soon to the world around you — and it sounds great:

The passkey is a modern replacement for passwords that rebuilds the security wall protecting standard account logins. Proximity—in the form of the device that stores your passkeys—is a powerful tool in reducing account hijacking and interception. Passkeys may seem scary and revolutionary, but they’re actually safer and, in some ways, a bit old-fashioned: they’re a bit of a throwback to a time when having access to a terminal provided proof you were authorized to use it.

It all sounds very promising, though I expect the rollout of this standard will take some time. If it works as promised, it is likely to be a marked improvement in both user experience and security — not an easy feat to pull off.