## (Country) – With the encryption method soon to be released by Google, users will no longer have to worry about remembering complex password characters or using two-step verification when they need to log in. Tech giant Google is integrating a new security feature called ‘passkey’ across its devices and platforms. This is considered an extremely useful feature, allowing users to not need to remember, store or enter their Google account password when needed. Instead, you can easily and securely authenticate yourself through other security measures such as facial recognition, or the use of fingerprints. This new way of signing in promises to help prevent your credentials from being stolen and keep your privacy safe from scammers. In addition, this feature also makes the user’s key-login experience easier, as users do not need to use a password. To use the passcode, the user goes to **g.co/passkeys**, then signs in to his or her Google account and follows the steps. **What’s the difference between a password and a passcode?** A password is a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols that you use to log into your account. The inherent problem with passwords is that hackers are always looking for ways to steal them, especially if one person uses the same password on many different accounts. To overcome the limitation of passwords, two-step verification was later introduced to add an extra layer of security. However, this method itself also has some vulnerabilities and does not provide true security. With the encryption method introduced by Google, users will no longer have to worry about remembering complex password characters or using two-step verification. They also greatly reduce the chances of your information being leaked due to a data breach. With the passcode, your biometric information is never revealed and shared with Google or any other third party. You can now sign in to apps and websites with biometric sensors (such as fingerprint or facial recognition like FaceID), a PIN, saving you from having to remember and manage passcodes. **How does a passcode work?** Contrary to a password, a passcode cannot be created manually or written down on paper. Instead, a trusted device will generate the passcode for you. To use it, you must authenticate yourself with your device’s screen lock (with your PIN or biometrics). This ensures that only you can use your password to log in. Also according to Google**, **users don’t always need your phone to log in when using a passcode. An important difference between a password and a passcode is that a user can have multiple keys for the same service. For example, you might have one confirmation key for your Google account on your Android phone, another in the Chrome browser for PC, and one for iPad. If you need to sign in to your Google Account on a ‘strange’ device, you can select the option to “use passcode from another device” to authenticate on your phone, tablet or laptop his hand. Through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections, the aforementioned devices will check if they are located near the device that is asking to sign in. If the distance is determined to be close, the user will then be authenticated. This is considered an extra security step to prevent the risk of hackers tricking users into authenticating themselves on the handset so they can log into accounts remotely. Google specifically warns users not to generate passcodes on devices that you share with others, as they will also gain access to protected accounts through those keys. When switching to a new device, users can sign in with their current device to generate a different passcode. For those using password management tools, the use of passcodes may not be necessary at this time. In fact, one downside to using a passcode is that it relies on key issuers like Google not to have any technical problems. However, this is impossible. When Google is unable to validate the passcode, you run the risk of being locked out of the device/service until it is authenticated. Additionally, it will take some time for websites, services, and devices to start integrating and supporting passcodes. As a result, you will likely still need a traditional password for the foreseeable future. At the present time, the use of passwords and 2-step verification is still maintained by Google for users to use for your devices and Google accounts, in the context that this technology giant has not yet made changes. completely switch to just using the passcode.