pass·​key | \ ˈpas-ˌkē How to pronounce passkey (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web In the demonstration, a user goes to log in with their passkey and is presented with a QR code to scan. Max Eddy, PCMAG, 7 June 2022 Instead, your phone will store a FIDO credential called a passkey which is used to unlock your online account,' Google said. Max Eddy, PCMAG, 7 June 2022 Apple, Google, and Microsoft all plan to roll out FIDO passkey technology in 2022. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 5 May 2022 To make passkey authentications immune to phishing and other common forms of credential theft, the phone or other device storing the credential must be in proximity to the device the user is using to log in. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 6 May 2022 In this scenario, the smartphone acts as a secure passkey store. Davey Winder, Forbes, 7 May 2022 The smartphone will contain a FIDO credential called a passkey. Chris Smith, BGR, 6 May 2022 Christiaan Brand, a product manager at Google who focuses on identity and security and collaborates on FIDO projects, says that the passkey-style plan follows logically from the smartphone or multi-device image of a passwordless future. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, 17 Mar. 2022 Yet due to attrition and circumstance, Brady had no choice but to give them the passkey to the circle of trust on Sunday., 25 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of passkey

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Jul 2022

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“Passkey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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