Imagine using Face ID on your iPhone alongside a password and Touch ID on your computer in order to access highly secure websites, such as online banks, enterprise intranets and confidential online data services.

That’s a possibility as Apple begins testing a new security standard called WebAuthn.

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What is WebAuthn?

Apple has begun beta-testing support for the standard in Safari Technology Preview Release 71, though it does warn this support is an “experimental feature,” so it may go no further than that.

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