In a world where digital security is more important than ever, passkeys are quickly becoming the future of online protection. And this week, NordPass announced that it will join the growing list of password managers supporting the new technology.
Passkeys are unique, computer-generated codes that replace the traditional use of passwords for online accounts. Instead of remembering multiple passwords, users can create one passkey that is randomized and not susceptible to conventional hacking and phishing methods. Passkeys can also utilize biometric data such as a face scan or fingerprint to verify a user’s identity before logging into a site, service, or app.
1Password, Dashlane, and LastPass have already announced support for passkeys, and NordPass is the latest to join the trend. NordPass explains that using Passkeys with its system is superior to using “alternative systems” because it allows for syncing between cross-platform devices, offers better passkey-sharing options, and grants instant portability between operating systems. This means that if you use multiple devices in different ecosystems, such as a Windows Laptop and an iPhone, you can use your Passkeys more easily.
The FIDO Alliance, a consortium of major tech firms, has been developing passwordless technology for several years. Its goal is to create a more secure way to log into accounts that don’t rely on human-generated content like passwords that can be guessed, hacked, or otherwise compromised. Passkeys are one of the key innovations the alliance is working on, and their adoption by password managers is a critical step toward widespread use.
Passkey technology is still in its early stages, but the potential benefits are clear. By using a single, randomized code instead of multiple passwords, users can reduce the risk of their accounts being hacked or compromised. And with biometric verification, the security of passkeys is even stronger.
As more and more companies embrace passkey technology, it is likely that we will see a shift away from traditional passwords in the coming years. For now, though, NordPass users can enjoy the added security and convenience of a passkey.