Apple joins FIDO Alliance, commits to getting rid of passwords

We all use passwords. We also all suck at using them. 81% of all hacking-based security breaches can be traced back to poor passwords. So, it is that the FIDO Alliance has been seeking to replace password-only logins with secure and fast login experiences across websites and apps using the emerging standard WebAuthn Their efforts have been supported by nearly all major technology and e-commerce companies with one major exception: Apple.

Link: Apple joins FIDO Alliance, commits to getting rid of passwords
via http://www.zdnet.com

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