Passwords are made to keep users’ private information confidential; however, we all know that most of them are easily broken due to weak systems supporting them. Most people tend to use easy-to-guess passwords and make their accounts an easy target for cyber attacks. Aside from having weak passwords, most users are not attentive to the websites they go to and don't check the validation of the emails they respond to.
The FIDO2 standard came to replace security systems based on passwords. So instead of typing in a password, users can authenticate through a fingerprint reader. However, Google works on eliminating the authentication process completely. Websites, offering this kind of login use WebAuthn a part of FIDO2’s standard. The list of the sites using this is small but growing. Some of those are big companies like Dropbox, Microsoft, and Google.
Microsoft, Dropbox, and Google are already using the FIDO2 to some degree. Microsoft’s integration allows you to use either a physical security key or Windows Hello as the only thing needed to unlock an account. Meanwhile, Google and Dropbox, use WebAuthn alongside the traditional password, as an extra layer of security. And if you think this is feature is unnecessary or excessive you’re wrong, as it's like code-generating authentication apps, it cannot be phished the way regular codes can.
Apple is one of the companies interested in moving beyond passwords too. It already allows its users to use the Apple Watch to log in to Mac and according to some insiders, it intends to develop this functionality in the future. According to market experts, over time, market forces will make passwords less and less interesting, practical, and efficient.