Microsoft, Apple, and Google share plans to go passwordless


Level 16
Thread author
Top Poster
Aug 28, 2015
Today, Microsoft, Apple, and Google announced plans to support a common passwordless sign-in standard (known as passkeys) developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the FIDO Alliance.

Once implemented, these new Web Authentication (WebAuthn) credentials (aka FIDO credentials) will allow the three tech giants' users to log in to their accounts without using a password.

Instead of using passwords, they will have the option to opt for verifying their identity using PINs or biometric authentication (fingerprint or face).

"To sign into a website on your computer, you’ll just need your phone nearby and you’ll simply be prompted to unlock it for access," said Sampath Srinivas, Google PM Director for Secure Authentication.

"Even if you lose your phone, your passkeys will securely sync to your new phone from cloud backup, allowing you to pick up right where your old device left off."

The new capabilities should become available across leading platforms, devices, websites, and apps operated by Microsoft, Apple, and Google platforms over the coming year.


Level 12
Top Poster
Mar 13, 2022
The last time I heard of this sort of pact was in the 1980’s when Lotus, Intel and Microsoft(LIMS) colluded to the point that they forced people to upgrade either their Hardware, OS or Apps with each product iteration in order to stay compatible.

This, to me, is a worrying development!

Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Trooper

About us

  • MalwareTips is a community-driven platform providing the latest information and resources on malware and cyber threats. Our team of experienced professionals and passionate volunteers work to keep the internet safe and secure. We provide accurate, up-to-date information and strive to build a strong and supportive community dedicated to cybersecurity.

User Menu

Follow us

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to know first about the latest cybersecurity incidents and malware threats.