I asked readers if they would consider adopting Google’s new Passkey system. You might not be surprised to find out that opinions varied.
Mike is all for it, “I use it and love it. I always remember which finger I used so… no problem.”
Pat worries it might be too complicated. “No, not ready. Sounds more complicated. I have 2 laptops — one at my home and one at a family member’s home where I often visit. On the second device I’d have to use my phone’s screen for a one-time sign-on? But, if it doesn’t support its own passkey, then?? I tried the fingerprint sign on a few years ago and it didn’t work well so didn’t use that option.”
Patricia, on the other hand, is a hard no. “No, I’m not ready to use “Google Passkey.” I despise Google. I don’t have a Google account, and don’t want one. I also don’t have, and probably never will have, an Android smartphone because I despise Google.”
I’m with Mike, I find this type of authentication to be super-easy. As for Pat, you second device would probably support its own passkey, but if not you could use the Google Authenticator app on your phone.
As for Patricia, if you don’t like Google, you certainly don’t want any part of this.