Slowly but surely, we are getting closer to the end of passwords. The FIDO alliance, which brings together many players working on new authentication methods, has presented a concept which it believes will be the first to be ” able to replace passwords as the dominant form of internet authentication “.
The association believes that while physical security keys (such as YubiKey products) are a step towards a secure approach and do not require you to remember a series of characters, their adoption by the general public is limited for two reasons. First, it’s not really practical on a daily basis for the average user. Second, it is still necessary to enter your password in certain cases, for example when connecting to a site from a new device. To solve this problem, the alliance has an idea: to use the smartphone as a security key.