Proton Pass Adds Passkey Support for Free and Paid Tiers

Proton Pass Adds Passkey Support for Free and Paid Tiers

Proton Pass is getting free built-in Passkey support for all users. Here’s what you need to know about the the new security feature.

Proton Pass comes from the company that provides a suite of secure and encrypted utilities, including Proton Mail, Proton Calendar, Proton VPN, Drive, and the end-to-end encrypted password manager — Proton Pass.

So, Proton Pass is the open-source encrypted password manager from the company that brought you the aforementioned privacy and security-focused web-based utilities.

The good news here is that Proton Pass is adding passkey support to its password manager, even if you don’t pay for the premium version. Passkeys are a secure alternative to traditional strong passwords that prevent phishing attacks and provide a passwordless sign-in experience.

Proton Adding Passkey Support for Proton Pass

Password managers are recommended to keep track of the usernames and passwords of your most important accounts. For example, password managers like 1Password, Bitwarden, or, in this instance, Proton Pass, can generate secure passwords, remember them, and enter them in the login fields when needed.

Regardless of the password manager, you only need to remember one master password. That password can be entered from any device, making accessing your password vault easy wherever you are. However, with the implementation of passkeys, Proton can eliminate the need to remember even that one password. Still, you must know your primary account password to first set up passkeys.

Importance of Passkeys with Proton Pass

As we’ve noted in the past, you want to keep your online accounts as secure as possible. Most importantly, you should add two-factor authentication (2FA) to your online accounts that support it. However, 2FA can be tedious and cumbersome.

Using passkeys is an updated account security option that most security experts think is more secure than 2FA. Plus, it’s easier to use, giving you a simple login experience free of passwords and SMS codes.

Few companies have yet to adopt passkey technology, but some growing pains exist. Still, if you want to try it out, most of the big tech sites offer passkeys for their user accounts. For example, you can add a passkey to supported accounts like Microsoft, Google, and your Amazon account.

As Proton executive Son Nguyen notes: “Passkeys are an easy and secure alternative to traditional passwords that can help prevent phishing attacks and make your online experience smoother and safer.”

Proton plans on adding passkeys over time to users of its free and paid Proton Pass tiers.

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