The new Web standard would make it possible to use Touch ID and Face ID to cnect to websites

A new recommended Web standard for adopti would pave the way for both Face ID and Touch ID to use to cnect to websites.

The API, known as WebAuthn, allows existing security features such as fingerprint readers. and USB sticks – to use for website authenticati …


Firefox supports WebAuthn as of today, Chrome and Edge to be supported in the coming mths, reports Engadget .

For now no word Safari, but with all current and recent iPhones and iPads offering either Face ID or Touch ID, and the latter being also supported the MacBook Pro, it would be measure for Apple. It can not be used with other browsers without the support of Apple.

Technically, the status of the new standard remains a "recommendati", but the support of mariners is an important step towards formal ratificati.

This document has been posted the Web Working Group Authenticati as a candidate recommendati. This document is intended to become a W3C …

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