Educate Me about Passkeys

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Educate Me about Passkeys

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What should I know about passkeys? Are they secure? Can one safely replace passwords with them? IME not all sites that require user validation accept or use passkeys; passwords are more ubiquitous. Are there any down sides to using them?
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Passkey are very secure. They can't easily be copied so it's much harder for a hacker to compromise your account.

If you have multiple devices then you need to think about how you will store and manage them. It's probably best to use passkeys with a password manager that supports all the different devices you have.
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Thank you, Stuart.

I have been using Roboform for quite some time to manage passwords. I'll look into using it for passkeys, as well.
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Roboform works well with passkeys
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Wow! How prompt that response was. Thanks again Stuart.
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