GitHub announces passwordless authentication trial

Penny Horwood
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GitHub announces passwordless authentication trial

The trial can be considered a milestone in the long demise of passwords

GitHub announced yesterday the introduction of passwordless authentication support in public beta. Users who opt-in to the beta will be able to upgrade from from security keys to passkeys. In a ...

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