Η Apple σχεδιάζει να αντικαταστήσει σύντομα τους κωδικούς πρόσβασης στο Safari και το iOS με νέα τεχνολογία, καθιστώντας ακόμη και τους καλύτερους διαχειριστές κωδικών πρόσβασης σχεδόν περιττούς. Πρόκειται για την τεχνολογία passkey της Apple η οποία χρησιμοποιεί αναγνωρισμένα πρότυπα του κλάδου από τη Συμμαχία FIDO.
Apple was a member of this alliance during the development of these standards and worked with other technology companies and service providers from around the world to reduce the general reliance on passwords.
Its passwordless login templates FIDO Alliance already supported by billions of devices and all modern web browsers. This new password-free standard presents a huge range of benefits that passwords simply cannot offer. It enables a more seamless sign-in, enabling users to automatically access their credentials across multiple devices, eliminating the need to repeat the sign-in process for each account.
This ensures that users have a consistent experience regardless of the browser or operating system they use to sign in. The user experience also couldn't be simpler, allowing for biometric (opens in new tab) or device PIN login just as users access their devices.
Jake Moore, Cyber Security Consultant at ESET says:
"Apple's announcement to phase out passwords follows the line of similar statements by other tech giants like Google or services like PayPal. Statistics show that around 80% of all successful company breaches are based on stolen, reused and very weak passwords.
The most successful spam campaigns worldwide are fake iCloud emails, where users would click on links to 'confirm their data' or 'check for potential security risks' and enter their login information on fake websites."
“Nearly 60 years after their introduction to the IT world, it's time to implement modern authentication methods. The biggest advantage for both users and administrators is that this technology is already available on the user's smartphone.”
“However, we should not get too excited about the idea that from tomorrow we will have a world without passwords. It may take another decade for the vast majority of services and users to adapt, and in some cases, such as in production environments or legacy systems, it may not even be possible to replace password-based logins.”