#970 - What Is a Passkey?
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Passwords are horrible, but there's hope on the horizon in the form of Passkeys. They're ... different. And, as counter-intuitive as it might sound, they're both easier to use and more secure.
I'm stoked. In part because I've been using something very much like them to access my own servers for years.
This week's featured article is a high-level overview: What Is a Passkey?
Also this week
- Editing replies.
- The question I get the most. Still.
- Debunking an excuse to avoid two-factor authentication.
- Email headers in Gmail - the stuff you don't normally see.
As always, links below.
Gary and I talked some more about the drama over at Reddit, and how it probably relates to AI. Cortana's going away, so ... what makes a voice assistant useful? Energy from thin air?
All that and photographic proof Gary and I were in the same place last week at: TEH 196: Reddit again. Voice assistants. Energy from air and flying cars.
What Is a Passkey?
A more secure, more convenient alternative to passwords.
Passkeys are a new form of authentication that promise to be both easier and more secure.
Read: What Is a Passkey?
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How Do I Edit a Reply?
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My Most Frequently Asked Question
|Some things never change.|
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Why ANY Two-Factor Is Better than No Two-Factor
|Headlines are proclaiming that two-factor authentication has been hacked. That in no way means you shouldn't use it. Your account is still much safer with two-factor enabled.|
Read: Why ANY Two-Factor Is Better than No Two-Factor
How Do I View Full Email Headers in Gmail?
|Like most email programs and interfaces, Gmail hides the administrative information or 'headers' in email messages. They're still easy to view.|
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How Do I View Full Email Headers in Gmail?Like most email programs and interfaces, Gmail hides the administrative information or 'headers' in email messages. They're still easy to view.
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Why ANY Two-Factor Is Better than No Two-FactorHeadlines are proclaiming that two-factor authentication has been hacked. That in no way means you shouldn't use it. Your account is still much safer with two-factor enabled.
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My Most Frequently Asked QuestionMy most frequently asked question
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What is a Passkey?A new, more secure, more convenient alternative to passwords.
Watch: What is a Passkey?
How Do I Edit a Reply?Edit a reply before sending it: clean up your message, remove email addresses, and more.
Watch: How Do I Edit a Reply?
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