Lenovo, Intel take first step towards making passwords obsolete

Lenovo in partnership with chipset giant Intel has introduced a new range of PCs that focus on privacy and safety of user data. The new PC comes with built-in authentication measures that adhere to FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance standards and does away with the dependence on the traditional passwords for authentication.

Instead of relying just on passwords, users now have a safer way to log into websites with the touch of a finger on an integrated fingerprint reader or a quick click of a button in real-time.

Using Intel “Online Connect” on 7th and 8th Gen Intel Core processors, Lenovo’s latest PCs including the Yoga 920, ThinkPad X1 Tablet (2nd generation), ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th generation) and IdeaPad 720S integrate FIDO-certified authenticators directly into the core of the PCs.

This will bring simpler and safer online authentication when logging into popular websites like PayPal, Google, Dropbox and Facebook.

Source: Lenovo, Intel take first step towards making passwords obsolete | tech | Hindustan Times

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