Chrome 70 adds fingerprint login on websites for Android and MacBook Pro

[Sept 18, 2018]

Chrome users with Android and MacBook Pros will soon be able to login to websites via a fingerprint reader rather than passwords.

The new feature is part of Google’s implementation of the Web Authentication standard which has been adopted by Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox.

Web Authentication allows users to sign in to a website that supports the specification with a fingerprint, face, PIN, or security keys like a Yubico’s USB dongle and Google’s Titan keys.

The Chrome 70 beta will by default support TouchID on MacBook Pros with a fingerprint reader and Android devices with fingerprint sensors, according to Google. Chrome 70 stable should be released around October 16.


 

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