Google is updating its Chrome browser so you can automatically enter saved passwords and credit card information into forms more easily and securely, the company said. The browser will now use biometric authentication as a fingerprint to automatically populate credit card information without requiring a three-digit CVC each time, and in the new dialog you can choose from a list of saved account data to log in to the website without having to click on individual fields. forms.
In addition to offering convenience, both features are designed to increase the security of online transactions. Biometric security makes it difficult for someone to make an online purchase if they have access to your device. You will need to enter your CVC when you first set up your credit card, but after that you will be able to authenticate with security as a fingerprint.
Using Chrome to store and enter passwords also has its security benefits over simply trying to enter them from memory (using a special password manager is another option). For example, passwords can be more complex and unique for each site or service (which makes them more difficult to guess) because you don’t need to remember them, and unlike humans, software can’t be easily entered into them. fake phishing sites, says Google.
Chrome’s new credit card autocomplete feature is based on support for WebAuthn, a biometric authentication standard. This is the same technology that has allowed Google to start allowing users to sign in to some of its services without requiring a password at all.
Google says the new credit card autocomplete feature is already available on Windows and Mac. Both features, including the auto-complete password dialog, will be implemented in Chrome on Android in the coming weeks.