Passwords: A solution we settled for
Facing the limitations of passwords
- Security breaches. Up to 86% of all basic web application attacks use stolen credentials for initial access.
- Memory overload. The average user has around 100 passwords.
- Business loss. Cybercrime will cost companies worldwide an estimated $10.5 trillion annually by 2025, up from $3 trillion in 2015. At a growth rate of 15 percent, year-on-year.
Passkeys — the new standard
The future is here. Are you ready?
Passkeys are the answer to the age-old password dilemma. Forget about memorization or the fear of choosing vulnerable passwords. Passkeys offer a new, more secure, and seamless way to log in to your accounts whether at home or at work.
What are passkeys and how do they work?
Passkeys are a replacement for passwords based on FIDO standards. Passkey technology combines biometric verification with cryptographic keys, offering a safer and more convenient alternative to passwords.
The power of passkeys
Ease of use
Setting up and using a passkey takes just a few clicks. No need to create complex strings of characters or remember them.
More secure than a password
Designed with advanced cryptographic methods, passkeys are inherently resistant to phishing, brute-force attacks, and other cyber threats.
Passkeys are purpose-built to be unique per-services, which means there’s no way to reuse them for multiple accounts, putting your life or business in danger.
No memory games
You don't need to remember anything about your passkeys other than where you store them. Use biometric authentication or your device PIN to access passkeys.
Store, access, and share passkeys with NordPass
Support for multiple device use
Instant data portability on any device
Go passwordless with NordPass
Encrypted vault for your passkeys, passwords, credit card details, and other sensitive information.
- Secure item sharing
- Activity Log
- Security dashboard
- Company-wide settings
User / month
NordPass: Ready for the passkey revolution
NordPass already supports passkey storage. Soon, you will no longer have to worry about remembering or entering your Master Password. Instead, a passkey will do the trick! Stay tuned!
Frequently asked questions
Passkeys are the next big step in user authentication, designed to replace traditional passwords and offer a safer and more user-friendly alternative. Instead of relying on a string of characters that a user needs to remember, passkey technology uses a combination of public-key cryptography and biometric data, such as a user’s fingerprint or facial recognition to authenticate the user.
Here’s a breakdown of what makes passkeys superior to passwords:
User experience. There's nothing to remember. You can log into sites and services using biometric authentication on your devices, like a fingerprint, facial recognition, or using your device pin. This eliminates the hassle of having to remember complex passwords or risking the use of overly simple ones.
Enhanced security. Each passkey is unique and can’t be reused, making them resistant to common attacks like phishing and credential stuffing. They're stored in an encrypted format on your devices, which further improves the users overall security.
Cross-platform compatibility. Built on the WebAuthentication (WebAuthn) standard, passkeys are supported across various devices, browsers, and operating systems. Whether you're on your smartphone or laptop, the experience remains seamless.
While passwords rely on user-generated combinations of characters, passkeys are automatically generated and remain on the user’s devices. With passkeys, there’s nothing that a user needs to remember, all they have to have is their device on hand. Moreover, passkeys are designed to be more resilient against common threats like phishing and brute-force attacks.
The transition to passkeys is gaining momentum, with many tech giants and platforms adopting this technology. With time we expect to see an increasing number of services integrating passkeys for enhanced security and user experience.
The transition to passkeys will take time. While the momentum is shifting towards passkeys, they will still coexist with traditional passwords for quite some time. However, as the benefits of passkeys become more evident, and users get to experience the benefits first-hand, they're set to become the predominant method of user authentication.
Yes, a password manager remains an essential tool if you wish to stay safe online. As the digital world moves towards new and improved ease of user authentication, you'll encounter platforms that still rely on traditional passwords. NordPass ensures these passwords are securely stored and easily accessible. But that’s not all, NordPass is ready to help you securely store and manage passkeys as well as passwords.
At the moment, the NordPass Passkey Holder is available on the desktop app, web vault, as well as on Firefox and Chrome-based browser extensions, while the support for the Safari extension is coming later this year. Android and iOS users will have the opportunity to use passkeys in NordPass as soon as this September!