PayPal is getting more secure passkey logins

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PayPal is introducing passkeys as a means for its users to quickly and securely log in to the payment service. | Image: PayPal

PayPal has announced today that passkeys are being added as a new, password-less login method to secure PayPal accounts for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users on PayPal.com, with plans to expand passkeys to other platforms as they add support. PayPal passkeys are rolling out to US customers today and will be available to “additional countries” in early 2023.

Passkeys are a new type of login credential that replaces passwords with cryptographic key pairs. They are resistant to phishing attempts and are designed to avoid sharing passkey data between platforms, addressing the weakness of current password-based authentication. Passkeys are supported by Apple, Google, and Microsoft, who have pledged to bring the FIDO Alliance standard to their…

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Author: Jess Weatherbed