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NordPass Offers Passwordless Online Authentication

NordPass Password Manager adds new updates to provide passwordless encryption solutions.

The company says that its customers will soon be able to store access keys (access keys). This new technology offers better protection against identity theft than the passwords that protect accounts on other websites.

In addition, NordPass users will be able to access their saved passwords without a master password, using biometric data such as fingerprints or facial recognition data instead.

Keys in, passwords out

Access keys replace passwords with encrypted keys stored on the device. When you generate a key for an online account, a signature is generated on the device to verify its authenticity. Although the keys are stored on the device, you can use other devices to access your key-protected accounts by responding to verification requests between the two devices, similar to multi-factor authentication.

Popular websites such as eBay and PayPal have already implemented access keys for their customer accounts, and Google supports their use on its popular Chrome browser and on Android devices, although there are some caveats. Microsoft also supports them on Windows 11, but not 10. Apple was one of the first to implement Passkey technology, which is supported on all of its current devices.

Other new features in NordPass 2023 include the ability to view an account’s password history, allowing you to recover old passwords, and the ability to attach and save password files in the manager.

It also introduced a time-based one-time password (TOTP) feature that allows users to add an extra layer of security by generating a code that must be entered within 30 seconds of logging in.

Speaking of security, NordPass also claims that its technology has been “independently verified and that we use the XChaCha20 algorithm to encrypt our consumer data.”

NordPass also announced that it is working on other passwordless features this year that are specifically designed for businesses.

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