The change will affect devices running Android 7 and up, which accounts for half of all Android users. James Martin/CNET Your Android passwords could one day go the way of the floppy disk. Google and the Fast Identity Online Alliance said Monday that Android is now FIDO2-certified, meaning its devices can use fingerprints and security keys for logging in to accounts instead of passwords. The certification was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.The change will only affect devices running Android 7 and up, which accounts for half of all Android users. Nothing is needed for the billion Android devices to get the added security. It’ll be available out of the box or with an automatic Google Play Services update, the FIDO Alliance said.Using fingerprints or security keys as passwords was already available for a handful of apps on Android, primarily for banking and other financial services. The change opens security features to any Android developer, allowing for password-less logins on the operating system’s mobile browser and apps.Passwords are the keys to your digital lives, allowing access to accounts managing your finances, your social life and more. The problem is, they aren’t very secure gatekeeper because hackers can easily steal your credentials and sell them in data dumps. They’re even more ineffective if you use the same password for multiple accounts, as highlighted by reports that TurboTax account information was accessed using passwords from other accounts. The Best Password Managers of 2019 Comments Mobile World Congress 2019 Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared Tags Here’s how to use Google’s Password Checkup tool Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 Google Computers have also become so powerful that they can easily guess complicated passwords within a matter of hours by entering every possible combination.That’s why security industry professionals want to move past passwords, using tools like biometrics and security keys instead. Unlike passwords, fingerprints and security keys are much harder to steal online, and with the FIDO2 standard, they’re protected against phishing attacks. “With this news from Google, the number of users with FIDO Authentication capabilities has grown dramatically and decisively,” Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance, said in a statement. “Together with the leading web browsers that are already FIDO2 compliant, now is the time for website developers to free their users from the risk and hassle of passwords and integrate FIDO Authentication today.”Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox already support the FIDO2 standard.The security standard checks when you log in to make sure it’s the real page and not a fake site designed to fool you. Hackers frequently spoof pages as Google showcased several fake support pages that looked identical to the real ones. In a 2016 survey from TeleSign, the security company found that 72 percent of companies plan to stop using passwords in the next 10 years, moving to biometrics and two-factor authentication. It’s the same vision for Google, which created its own security key in July, and experts believe fingerprints are the most popular replacement for passwords. Now playing: Watch this: Mobile Security Related Content Share your voice • See All 52 Mobile World Congress 2019 reading • Google looks to leave passwords behind for a billion Android devices 1:15
Josh Miller/CNET If you find yourself in a conversation about health, weight loss or nutrition, you’re likely to hear at least one person say “keto.” Keto is the colloquial nickname for the ketogenic diet, which involves cutting out virtually all carbohydrates — and replacing those calories with fat — in an attempt to push your body into ketosis. When your body reaches ketosis, it burns fat as fuel instead of carbohydrates. Many people use keto as a way to lose weight, lower blood sugar and promote overall health. While the diet is pretty restrictive, there’s no shortage of evidence-based claims that support it. Cutting carbs isn’t the best approach for everyone, but if you’ve found success on keto or are looking to try it, you can ramp up your keto meal plan with these 17 keto Instant Pot recipes. Read more 0 Keto Instant Pot breakfast recipesOn keto, gone are the days of slurping sugary milk after eating a bowl of Frosted Flakes. But not gone are the days of enjoying a hearty, soul-nourishing breakfast. Instant Pot keto blueberry muffinsDid someone say muffins… on keto?! Beauty and The Foodie did. With just two net carbs per muffin (net carbs means total carbs minus fiber), you can enjoy these muffins as a side to scrambled eggs or eat a couple as a meal on their own. You’ll use coconut flour, unsweetened almond milk and an alternative sweetener to keep these muffins keto. Instant Pot Starbucks sous vide egg bites The tiny egg muffins in Starbucks’ glass cases will cost you a pretty penny, but they do taste good. Learn to recreate them at home with your favorite kind of cheese, pork or turkey bacon and heavy cream for a decadent morning treat. Instant Pot keto eggs BenedictThis recipe is really two-in-one: one for the keto muffins you’ll toast and use for the base of this eggs Benedict, and one for the eggs Benedict itself. The process for these keto eggs Benedict is a little much for weekday mornings, but would make for a great weekend breakfast. Keto Instant Pot lunch and dinner recipesContrary to popular belief, keto doesn’t have to equal restrictive. Many people picture keto dieters as eating chicken and broccoli meal after meal, but with a little creativity, your low-carb menu can be deliciously diverse. Instant Pot low-carb sweet and spicy barbecue wingsSticky, sweet and tangy, these barbecue chicken wings defy everything about the stereotypical image of keto (e.g., chicken and broccoli). You’ll make your own barbecue sauce with golden monk fruit sweetener, toss the chicken wings, and pop it all in your Instant Pot for 30 minutes. Keto Instant Pot chicken tikka masala A great keto meal prep recipe, this chicken tikka masala makes six servings in just 30 minutes. Eat on its own or serve with cauliflower rice or mash (recipes below). Instant Pot no-noodle lasagnaYou can still enjoy the robust flavors of Italy on a keto diet. This recipe comes together as a tasty mash of cheese, ground meat, tomato sauce and spices. Throw in some veggie noodles for more substance. Read more: How to use your spiralizer, plus 7 life-changing no-noodle recipesKeto Instant Pot buffalo chicken meatballsGo carb-free on game day with keto meatballs just as appetizing as something you might order from Buffalo Wild Wings. Doused in hot sauce and topped with chopped chives, these keto buffalo chicken meatballs will be a fan favorite at any potluck. Instant Pot broccoli and cheese soupTransport yourself back to Grandma’s kitchen with a hearty, keto broccoli cheese soup recipe. This version uses sharp cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses along with heavy whipping cream, and the result is a soup with just five net carbs and an impressive 12 grams of protein per serving. Keto Instant Pot smothered pork chops If you’re anything like me, your baked pork chops always come out overcooked or dry (just trying to avoid food-borne diseases!). It’s hard to go wrong in an Instant Pot, though: With the moisture trapped, these pork chops should come out juicy and flavorful.Keto Instant Pot side dish recipesInstant Pot bacon Brussels sproutsVegetables, particularly fibrous ones like Brussels sprouts, take forever and a day to roast or cook stovetop. As usual, Instant Pot comes to the rescue and cooks these bacon Brussels sprouts to perfection in just three minutes. Parmesan Instant Pot cauliflower mashWho needs potatoes? Not you, if you have some cauliflower and an Instant Pot. This cauliflower mash comes out with a consistency so close to mashed potatoes that you’ll forget you’re eating one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables on the planet. Instant Pot cilantro lime cauliflower riceBack again with the cauliflower, except this time it’s in rice form. Nutritious and versatile — what’s not to like? Keto Instant Pot dessert recipesPart of being on a keto diet means recreating carb-heavy favorites with low-carb ingredients, and that includes dessert, because no one should live life without dessert. Here are five keto Instant Pot dessert recipes that will have you going back for seconds, sans carb coma. Hungry for more info about carbs and nutrition? Learn how to calculate and track your macros.Keto Instant Pot pumpkin pieNo need to save pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. With your Instant Pot, you can enjoy low-carb, crustless pumpkin pie at any point in the year. An easy dump-and-go recipe, you’ll simmer all the ingredients in your Instant Pot and top with whipped cream once the pie is cool. Keto Instant Pot molten brownie cupsThese adorable, single-serve desserts are sweetened with erythritol, a type of sugar alcohol, and stevia-sweetened chocolate chips. The gooey chocolate batter bakes in 6-inch ramekins for a few minutes. Serve warm for ultimate deliciousness. Keto Instant Pot spice cakeThere are just two net carbs in this keto spice cake, yet it comes out so sweet from warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg that you don’t even need a frosting or glaze. Instant Pot orange creamsicle custardSugar-free and zero-carb, this custard may be the ultimate keto dessert. Made with orange zest, full-fat coconut milk, stevia and collagen, these single-serve jars are perfect to have on hand for when your sweet tooth strikes. Instant Pot keto pecan pie cheesecakeThis definitely isn’t the simplest recipe out there, but it’s beyond worth the effort when you need a decadent treat and can’t opt for a carb-laden premade cheesecake. This recipe uses almond flour to replicate a traditional cheesecake crust and an erythritol for sugar-free sweetness. Want even more recipes? Try these 15 healthy Instant Pot recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the best paleo Instant Pot recipes. 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