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Today, the FIDO Alliance and World Wide Web Consortium (WC3) announced that the Android OS has received FIDO2 certification. This will enable Android users to use their fingerprint — rather than a password — to sign into websites and other services.

Developers will now be able to add password-less authentication to their web apps and sign-in pages, as well as their native Android apps following an automated Google Play Services update. Here's how to set everything up in Android.

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We’re taking on a question that I’ve been curious about for some time — not that I’m never not curious about your questions, but this one is a topic that’s bounced around my head a bit, because I am lazy and I hate fussing with password management whenever possible.

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There are a number of different ways to unlock an Android smartphone or tablet. In fact, you probably have a favourite one you’ve been using for as long as you’ve owned your device. We’re all creatures of habit, but you might want to consider other unlocking methods that might be more secure, convenient, or expedient.

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Opening your phone with your fingerprint or facial recognition is cool and convenient. But it also means people can easily unlock your phone without permission - while in the process of being robbed say, or if you're arrested on suspicion of committing a crime yourself. Thankfully iOS and Android let you temporarily turn off fingerprint or face recognition with several different methods.