a Apple I found out WWDC 2021 New passkey authentication feature. Technology allows users to log in Applicationusing websites and services Face ID, Touch ID or security key is on iPhone, eliminating the need to enter a password. According to the company, “Passkey in iCloud Keychain” is a faster and more secure form of authentication. access key will be end-to-end encryption and will be synchronized across devices by iCloud. The feature is still in the initial testing stages by the developers, but a preview will be released iOS 15.
The new authentication function developed by Apple will work using a technology called WebAuthn, a public security key standard that allows login using biometric authentication. The idea is that the public and private access keys, based on the WebAuthn protocol, are synchronized across devices with iOS, iPads I Mac OS through iCloud. Hence, this feature will be available only for Apple devices.
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To sign in to a website or app using the feature, you’ll need to create a username for the new account and use Face ID or Touch ID to confirm identity. The person will not need to choose a password as the device itself will generate and store the access key through iCloud synchronization which will provide access to the platform.
When the user wants to log in to a particular service, all he has to do is enter the user’s name and verify his identity with Face ID or Touch ID. The new login option will be available only for the website, app or service that supports this new technology.
Instead of entering a password, users will be able to create a passkey using Face ID or Touch ID – Photo: Disclosure/Apple
Replacing the use of passwords with access keys provides greater security, as normal passwords can fail frequently. at the last developer conference google i/oThe most common security vulnerabilities still come from bad passwords, said Jane Fitzpatrick, Google’s senior vice president of core systems.
one of those flaws is the attack Phishing, a recurring method of cybercriminals to spread viruses on devices. Alternate access keys prevent this type of attack because the resource is associated with a specific app or website. Therefore, it is not possible to spoof the login.
According to Apple, Passkeys is the most secure authentication method — Photo: Disclosure/Apple
At Apple’s annual WWDC developer conference, Garrett Davidson, a veteran certification engineer at the company, confirmed the security of the process: “Because it’s just one tap to enter, it’s easier, faster, and more efficient than almost all common forms of authentication today.” more secure”.