Weak passwords can put your online accounts at risk, but NordPass password manager thinks it has the solution. The app has just added support for passcodes, giving you a much more secure way to keep all your important logins safe and sound.
Instead of a vulnerable password, access keys work by using your biometric data as your login “fingerprint.” For example, you can use the Touch ID button on a Mac or a facial recognition scanner on your smartphone to sign in to your account. It is not necessary to write.
NordPass can now manage each access key you create and store it for the future. The next time you want to log in to a website that uses passcodes, NordPass will present your saved passcode, allowing you to log in quickly and easily. The feature was teased back in January, but has now been fully implemented.
Because NordPass offers apps on Mac, PC, iOS, Android, and Linux, it means you’ll be able to use your passkey feature on just about any platform you come across. This is important to ensure that there are no breaches in the security of your login.
Better login security
The benefit of using access keys is that they remove some of the element of human error. It’s difficult to create and remember complex passwords, and many people use simple passwords by default and then use them across multiple accounts, greatly increasing the risks to their secure data if one account is compromised. However, you don’t need to remember a passkey, which reduces the likelihood of taking shortcuts and lowers your security.
NordPass isn’t the only app moving in this area. Password manager 1Password says it will support access keys in “early 2023,” while there are several other apps and websites where you can use access keys to log in, from Kayak to Best Buy.
In May 2022, Apple, Google, and Microsoft announced that they were working together with the FIDO Alliance to create a better alternative to passwords, and access keys are the result of that collaboration. If the project’s traction continues, weak logins like “Password123” could be a thing of the past.