1Password Brings Public Passkeys to Your Browser in Beta
While 1Password acknowledges that traditional passwords are likely to remain in use for the foreseeable future, the company shares the industry-wide goal of gradually phasing them out in favor of passkeys. Passkeys offer enhanced security as the private portion of the key is stored on the user’s device, making it resistant to phishing attacks. They also offer convenience by eliminating the need to remember or auto-fill passwords.
The development and adoption of passkeys are guided by the FIDO Alliance, an organization that sets standards for credential security. Notably, prominent tech companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Meta, and Microsoft are among the board-level members of the FIDO Alliance, emphasizing the importance of passkeys in the future of online security.