New Update Bitwarden snaps up Passwordless.dev

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Open-source password manager Bitwarden has announced its acquisition of Passwordless.dev, an API that uses cutting-edge FIDO2 WebAuthn standards. The deal is a statement of Bitwarden's intention to enhance its service with passwordless compatibility such passkeys, a central offering that Passwordless.dev helps developers create for sites and services. WebAuthn, or Web Authentication, is supported by all the big players in the tech industry, including Microsoft, Google and Apple, and is the standard they are adopting to allow for passwordless user accounts. Following its $100 million funding round, the acquisition "allows Bitwarden to equip customers with a strong WebAuthn framework from which to develop custom features and deliver world-class passwordless user experiences."
 

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