Is Google’s Passkey the Secret to Keeping Your Bank Account Safe?

Passkeys are the successor to passwords and promise to make your accounts even more secure.

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Are you ready to say goodbye to your banking password? The brains at Google say they’ve devised a system to make your accounts even more secure.

The tech giant says passkeys — similar to those used on smartphones — will be the future of how we access our accounts and private information, and are apparently both easier and more secure than a traditional password.

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Tom Higgins

Tom is a journalist and writer with an interest in sustainability, economic policy and pensions, looking into how personal finances can be used to make a positive impact. He graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a BA in journalism before moving to a financial content agency. His work has appeared in titles Investment Week and Money Marketing, as well as social media copy for Reuters and Bloomberg in addition to corporate content for financial giants including Mercer, State Street Global Advisors and the PLSA. He has also written for the  Financial Times Group.

When not working out of the Future’s Cardiff office, Tom can be found exploring the hills and coasts of South Wales but is sometimes east of the border supporting Bristol Rovers.