Passkey support in Windows 11.
Passkey support in Windows 11 is being extended by Microsoft. In a blog post on its site, Microsoft stated, “passwords are one of the most common entry points for attacks.”
Microsoft also stated, “there are more than 4,000 password attacks every second — a nearly three-fold increase since last year. That’s why it’s more important than ever for organizations and individuals to use passwordless options whenever possible.”
Users can create a passkey with Windows Hello and use it to access supported services using their face, fingerprint, or PIN.
Passkeys can be managed on a Windows PC and users can sign in using passkeys stored on their mobile device too.
Passkeys rely on a pair of cryptographic keys, one stored in the cloud and the other on the device.
More and more services are adopting passkey support to let users log in to their accounts without a password.
This will be available in the Windows 11 version 23H2 being released from September 26.