It looks like usernames and passwords are on their way out. No will we have to worry about the security of our login . They are set to be replaced by an more secure login system known as Web Authentication. Web Authentication has become an official standard for logging in at the main Internet standards , the World Wide Web Consortium (WWWC). It is a that will be universally used by web browsers and platforms for simpler and stronger authentication . It will allow website users to log in securely to their accounts using a digital , biometrics (such as fingerprints and facial recognition) or USB keys.
The WWWC spoke about the of passwords being . A spokesperson said: "It's knowledge that passwords have outlived their . Not only are stolen, weak or default passwords behind 81 per cent of data , they are a drain of time and ." It added: "Now is the time for web services and businesses to adopt Web Authentication to move beyond passwords and help web users improve the security of their experiences," Web Authentication means users are at risk of having their passwords and credentials stolen. This is login authentication is achieved via physical devices or biometrics from our body.