Despite regular warnings about using weak passwords, codes like “123456789” or “password” are still at the top of the list of most commonly used passwords, opening them up to cybercriminals. doors and gates. However, even more complex passwords can be at risk – for example, if they are kept on paper under the keyboard in the office or used frequently. With the one introduced in iOS 16 and soon macOS Ventura. Login keys (master key) Apple now wants to offer a simple and secure authentication method.
Apple’s launch of Passkeys is one of the biggest releases to date passwordless technology and is based on long work FIDO Alliance is an association of many IT companies with the goal of creating open and license-free industry standards for authentication on the Internet. Passwords (master keys) allow you to sign in to apps and websites or create new accounts without creating, remembering, or saving a password.
Using a password is similar to using a password: on Apple devices, it’s built into the traditional password fields used on websites and apps. When you first start using an app or website, you can create a token from the start instead of a password. If you use services where you already have an account, you will likely need to log in to your existing account with a password and create a token. To do so, simply select a credential such as Face ID or Touch ID, then authenticate yourself with your biometrics.
Once created, the master key is saved in iCloud Keychain and can be synced across multiple devices. This means that your access keys will be saved by you iPad and MacBooks. Access keys work on both the Apple Safari web browser and Apple devices. They can also be shared with nearby Apple devices via AirDrop.
Ahead of Apple’s updates, it’s unclear which apps or websites already support Passkeys, though Apple first revealed the technology in its 2021 announcement. at the developer conference.
Because Apple’s access keys are based on broader passwordless standards FIDO Alliance based on that, there’s a chance they could be stored elsewhere as well — and will eventually work with Google, Microsoft, Meta, and Amazon’s systems as well. For example, the password manager Dashlane already supports tokens announced and claims it is an “independent and universal solution that is device or platform agnostic.”
In the future, it should also be possible to use multiple platforms, but only with detours: for example, if you are Windows– or AndroidGoogle Chrome will display a QR code to a website that supports a password, which you can enter using your own iPhone must take pictures. The QR code contains a URL that One-time encryption key is. Once the code is scanned, your phone and computer can communicate and exchange information over an encrypted network via Bluetooth.
In addition to Apple, other tech companies have implemented their own Passkey technology at various stages. on These are called Google Developer Pagesthat token support Androiddevelopers should be available in “2022 at the end”. Microsoft has been using some passwordless sign-in systems for a few years now, and says that “in the near future” you’ll be able to sign in to your Microsoft account from an Apple or Google device using a token.