Google has just introduced a new feature that can allow you to sign in to some of their services on Chrome in Android using fingerprints, instead of typing passwords. Besides, this feature also allows you to log in using the methods used to unlock the phone.
This new feature – seen as another step forward in eliminating passwords – will be available on Google Pixel devices today and will be available on all phones running Android 7 and above in a few. next day.
At this point, you can use the new feature to log in to Google Passwords on your mobile browser at: passwords.google.com. Here you can view and edit your passwords.
The remarkable thing is that you won't have to set up anything else: if you already have a Google account attached to the Android phone you're using, this feature will work right away. You can also see the animation below to see how it works.
In the future, Google said it will bring this functionality to more services of Google and Google Cloud.
Not having to remember passwords means you not only log in more conveniently but also more securely. Passwords have a lot of vulnerabilities, and users tend to use a password for many different online accounts. But with this method, login information is stored right on your device, so they cannot be hacked or tampered with, and users can hardly be tricked into typing passwords into fake websites.
You can also worry about the security of this method. But you can rest assured that this feature is based on FIDO2, W3C WebAuthn, and FIDO CTAP security standards. Fingerprints or phone screen unlock methods help authenticate you on the device and then notify Google that the login is "authentic" or "not authenticated". Therefore, Google will not see your fingerprint, password or method of unlocking your screen.
Refer to Android Authority, The Verge