Google just rolled out a new version of its Chrome desktop Web browser which supports password-less sign in to compliant websites and services.
The latest version tagged Chrome 67 derives this capability from Web Authentication standard, which was launched in March by the FIDO Alliance and the W3C.
Mozilla Firefox was the first to adopt this standard which allows users to login to their favourite websites using unique keys from fingerprint sensors and USB key files.
The advantage of this, is that users can securely access their web emails and other online account that requires sign-in using unique and secured credentials they don’t have to remember, making it difficult for hackers to obtain users login details.
The new Chrome 67 will also will also feature enhanced site isolation capability which is still in trial phase. Google claims that Site isolation improves Chrome’s security and helps mitigate the risks posed by Spectre and makes it difficult for sites open on one tab from accessing data from site opened on another tab
According to the release note, the new Chrome also sports over 25 bug fixes and support for virtual reality.