GitHub announces support for Web Authentication
GitHub has announced support for the Web Authentication (WebAuthn) security standard. The new standard aims to make accounts more secure against cybercriminals.
Inadequate security of GitHub accounts can lead to cyber criminals accessing backdoors in open source code or passwords. They could al... Read more
W3C declares the passwordless WebAuthn to be the official standard
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced that WebAuthn is now an official Internet standard, reports Venturebeat. With the standard it is possible to log in without using a password.
WebAuthn was first announced by W3C and the FIDO Alliance in November 2015. W3C is the body that manages al... Read more
Security experts concerned about security passwordless WebAuthn login standard
Paragon Initiative security researchers warn of problems with the new WebAuthn protocol that enables passwordless authentication. The standard would rely on a number of outdated algorithms that have been vulnerable to attacks for years.
WebAuthn was officially launched in April this year by the Worl... Read more