California: We find it very difficult to remember the various passwords we use, but Apple is now going to take a unique step to make it difficult for us.
Apple’s ‘Passkeys’ feature will be added in iOS 16, MacOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 updates this fall.
Apple’s move to replace multiple passwords will use Touch ID or Face ID for biometric authentication on passkeys for end-to-end encryption of a user’s iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. You must be connected to an iCloud chain.
According to Curt Knight, Apple’s senior director of platform product marketing, this feature will replace passwords entirely.
What are access keys?
Access keys are unique secure digital keys that are never stored on a web server and are limited to the user’s device. Even if hackers get into someone’s device, they cannot steal passwords or trick the user.
Darren Adler, Apple’s senior director, said the Face ID and Touch ID authentication process offers the same convenience and biometrics that we can get from the iPhone. This feature will not require the user to buy a new device nor will they need to create new habits.