A password-free way to confirm your identity, WebAuthN allows websites to authenticate users with biometric information. For example, this technology would allow you to simply log into Facebook or Gmail with facial recognition or a fingerprint scan.

Historical perspective: Ratified in 2019 by The World Wide Web Consortium, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and others are working on “password-free ways” to confirm your identity and keep you logged in for weeks or months. According to The Wall Street Journal, just the way you type or move your mouse can be a useful signal. The problem is, it could take a while for every app, device, and website to integrate these new standards.
NetLingo Classification: Net Technology