June 17, 2022

tech.co: Apple Announces Decision to Ditch Passwords

Apple’s new “Passkey” feature plans to replace passwords for good – and Google and Microsoft are right behind.

It’s official, after years of a slow and steady decline, the sun may finally be setting on the humble password. At Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), the tech giant announced it would be ditching the password in favor of passwordless logins as early as September.

Apple’s security replacement, Passkey, uses Face and Touch ID to authenticate the user’s identity, and will be introduced across Safari and iOS first. Google and Microsoft also plan to implement similar models soon.

With weak and ineffective passwords responsible for 81% of cyber attacks worldwide, and the most commonly used password often hacked in seconds, it’s clear that adequate password managers and robust security solutions aren’t just an option, they’re necessary.

So, as we embark on a passwordless future, here’s what you need to know about the password’s latest successor – passkeys.

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