The days of struggling to remember different passwords could soon be in the past.
Speaking at last month's Perth Care and Ageing Well Expo, David Cook, a lecturer in computer and security science at Edith Cowan University, said new passkey technology will replace usernames and passwords and improve security.
He said to look out for the Fido authentication standard, which Apple, Google and Microsoft are banding together to adopt.
Dr Cook expected the new technology would start to roll out in the next six months.
"I am sure there will be a push before Christmas," he said.
"[It's] good news for us because a lot of people have difficulty with passwords and make bad choices, and that's where cyber-crime starts."
Dr Cook's talk focused on helping people to recognise and reduce scams and online risks.
The expo, presented by the Aged and Community Care Providers Association, featured about 100 exhibitors and speakers across two stages.
Exhibitors included residential care, home care, retirement living, equipment, service providers, health care, legal and financial, medical, consultants, technology and support groups.
Comedian and author Jean Kittson's witty and engaging presentation about navigating the aged care system on behalf of her parents led to a rush of people vying to win a copy of her book We Need to Talk About Mum & Dad.
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