Access Keys, Explained: How They Could Really Kill Passwords

Keywords: how does it work? No seriously. It is clear that the industry is increasingly relying on passwords to replace passwords, a way of using the Internet that is both more secure And more user-friendly. But despite all these benefits, it’s not always clear how we, normal human users, are supposed to use passwords. Are you telling me it’s just a thing… that lives on my phone? What if I lose my phone? What if you stole my phone?

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On this episode of The Vergecast, we call on an expert: Anna Pobletts, responsible for passwordless (the best title of all time?) at 1Password. She’s been working on all things post-password for a long time and has seen every use case you can think of. She’s convinced that passwords are the future, but she also has some ideas on the right (and not so good) way to get started.

After that we chat with The edgeIt is Victoria Song on the state of wearables. Smartwatches are getting better and better, but the smartwatch market seems smaller than ever. And remember when “wearable” meant more than just watches? What happened to this future? Vee weighs in on Fossil’s exit from the market, the rise of the smart ring, and more.

If you want to learn more about everything we discuss in this episode, here are some links to get started, starting with passwords:

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