Apple’s Passkeys Could Eliminate The Use Of Passwords

Share post:

Apple is gearing up for a password-free future with a new iCloud keychain called “passkey,” which was unveiled at WWDC 2021.

The company teased a new feature called “passkeys in iCloud keychain.”

This is provided for testing in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey

This new technology will allow a user’s iPhone, iPad or Mac to have passkeys.

These passkeys will be synced across devices, which means that they can be recovered even if a user loses all their devices.

Compared to conventional passkeys, these passkeys have a number of security advantages. They cannot be guessed and cannot be used for all services. They are also not vulnerable to phishing or data breaches.

Once implemented, a user only needs to authenticate with Face ID to log in. Passkeys in iCloud Keychain can be used anywhere that supports WebAuthn, which currently includes browsers and apps on Apple’s platforms.

Although users will not be able to use passkeys immediately, Apple offers a number of other security and privacy features in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey.

These include a new built-in authenticator for two-factor logins, a private relay feature that encrypts web traffic and hides a user’s IP address, and a feature that allows users to create proxy email addresses.

For more information, read the original story in Apple Insider.

Featured Tech Jobs

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Related articles

Cyber Security Today, April 22, 2024 -Vulnerability in CrushFTP file transfer software, security updates for Cisco’s controller management application, and more

This episode reports on a new campaign to steal credentials from LastPass users, a warning to admits of Ivanti Avalanche mobile device management software

Cyber Security Today, April 22, 2024 -Vulnerability in CrushFTP file transfer software, security updates for Cisco’s controller management application, and more

This episode reports on a new campaign to steal credentials from LastPass users, a warning to admits of Ivanti Avalanche mobile device management software

Broadcom backs down on VMWare pricing: Hashtag Trending for Wednesday, April 17, 2024

YouTube clamps down on third party apps that block ads. Experts predict a new cyber-war between Iran and Israel. Elon Musk backs down on his fight with the Brazilian government and Broadcom makes concessions in the face of customer outrage and European regulatory scrutiny of its new VMWare pricing. All this and more on the

US government faces criticism over Microsoft security failures: Hashtag Trending, Tuesday April 16, 2024

Solar power is the largest source of new US electricity generation for the sixth month in a row, Microsoft is hiking prices on Dynamics 365 business apps by up to 16.7%, VMware’s Desktop Virtualization products rebranded as “Omnissa”, Tesla is laying off over 10% of global workforce amid delivery slump and the U.S. government gets

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways