Keeper is finally implementing the necessary measures to eliminate passwords on smartphones

The Keeper password manager also becomes a password manager — at least, on mobile. Access keys were not yet managed on the app. They were already on the desktop version.

The circle is now complete. After supporting passkeys on the desktop version of its password manager, it's the turn of its mobile application to take the plunge. The American company behind the software announced this Tuesday April 2, 2024 the update of its tool on Android and iOS.

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Passkeys, or access keys in French, aim to replace passwords to connect to sites or services. Those who use Keeper for Windows, Mac or Linux may already be familiar with this feature. The same goes for people using one of the major password managers on the market.

Passkeys are associated with several merits, such as invulnerability to phishing attacks and data leaks. Nor was it planned to make them memorizable (which has the merit of taking human memorization out of the equation, which has always been a risk factor). And they are sturdy and unique.

Source: Keeper
Keeper updates its apps. // Source: Keeper

Generally speaking, a passkey reduces the attack surface compared to a password. Access keys took off in the media in 2022, when Google, Apple and Microsoft chose to join forces to promote this solution. An essential alliance to provide the necessary impetus to democratize this technology.

Password managers are obviously not unaware of the emergence of passkeys and the announced disappearance of passwords. Also, everyone is adapting: Bitwarden, Dashlane, Enpass, KeePass, LastPass, Proton Pass, NordPass and 1Password have all crossed the Rubicon. Online sites and services are also being launched gradually.

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Which password manager to choose?

If it comes to selecting a password manager based on passkeys, it will be difficult to decide: all of them offer this option. More generally, the sheets are generally quite similar, which does not make the choice any easier. But differences exist, price, technical or technical

One question remains: is it reasonable to entrust your passwords to an IT tool? There is no such thing as zero risk when it comes to security. That being said, the risk/benefit balance is largely in favor of a gain for the Internet user. Your memory will play tricks on you, and you are more likely to use the same code.

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