Google Just Changed How You Access Your Account
‘Passkeys’ are the default now
Google is changing how you log into your account, but don’t worry — it will make your life easier.
This month, Google said it is making "passkeys" the default log-in option for Google accounts. That means that instead of typing in a password, you’ll log into your Google account and Google apps with the same PIN, face ID or thumbprint you used to unlock your device.
In the ever-intensifying fight against digital criminals, passwords are a liability for people and organizations, cybersecurity experts say. Hackers frequently steal passwords in targeted attacks or sweeping data leaks, then break into online accounts to steal money or data. Consumers, meanwhile, struggle to make and remember strong passwords for what could be hundreds of online accounts.
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