June 12, 2021 04:28 PM
Apple Update: Leading tech giant Apple has released another update for its users. Safari, a web browser designed by Apple, can be accessed without a password. Last year at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) it was announced that we were working to use Face ID and Touch ID without the need for an ID password to sign in to relevant websites in the Safari web browser.
Apple has brought the latest update regarding that announcement. Introduced the facility to sign up without a password in the “Move beyond passwords” program. The signup, called ‘Passkey’, states that the password is no longer required and that only the Face ID and Touch ID can be used. Apple has revealed that this could be a threat to users’ personal online accounts and could help curb online scams.
How does ‘Passkey’ work?
If you want to sign in to the website you visited in the Safari browser, you must use the Face ID and Touch ID instead of entering the ID and password. Apple explained in the Move beyond passwords program that you can use your Face ID or Touch ID to authorize and sign in.
The pass key will be used as a preview for upcoming iPhones, iPads and Macs technologies. This new pass key is part of the Tech iCloud Keychain. It is based on the FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance’s WebAthn protocol.