As reported by PC Mag, Apple previewed a new passwordless login scheme called Passkey at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). Darin Adler, VP of Internet Technologies at Apple, pitched Passkey as “more secure, easier to use, and aims to replace passwords for good.”
Adler described Passkeys this way: “A unique digital key is created that only works for the site it was created for.” Instead of passwords, Apple users would verify their identity using biometric authentication, which is already built into most of the company’s product line with Face ID, for facial recognition, and Touch ID, for fingerprint scanning.
Anything that is both of convenience and secure is a step forward in information security and protection. Pairing with devices helps users remain safe from remote attacks and doubling up on biometrics bolsters the effects. Passkey itself will not be an issue, however marketing such new technologies always requires a helping hand to twist the arm of the non-users. If there is any company that can attempt this, Apple are the front runners. Many people feel they are fine without these extra protections or do not realise the potential insecurities, so gently and slowly forcing users in the right direction will help those who need it most and keep more accounts protected from attacks.