Today, Apple, Google, and Microsoft announced plans to expand support for the common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium.

In supporting the FIDO standard, these vendors will enable billions of consumers to log in to devices and online services without the need for passwords, but instead using their fingerprint, face, or device PIN.

For enterprises, this approach means that employees will be less exposed to phishing attempts and credential theft attacks that have plagued organizations for years, while improving the sign-in experience for the end user.

Source : Apple, Microsoft and Google announce plans to enable passwordless authentication for billions of devices | VentureBeat