Apple says it’s game over for the password in 2022
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This then creates a unique digital key that only works on the site it was created for.
According to Adler, passkeys can’t be phished since they never leave the device they were created on, and they can’t be leaked, nor hacked, since nothing secret is being kept on any web server.
He also explained that Passkeys were designed to work with apps, as easily as they do with the rest of the web. They are instantly available, and securely synced, across Apple devices, including Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV devices, through the iCloud Keychain service.
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What’s also interesting is that Apple won’t be confining this feature to its products and services, only. The company teamed up with other industry leaders in the FIDO alliance, which includes both Google and Microsoft, to ensure the Passkeys service works seamlessly across different platforms.
“With the passkey, you’ll be able to walk up to a non-Apple device, and sign in to a website or app using just your iPhone,” Adler concludes. “We look forward to a passwordless future.”
Whether or not Apple’s nail ends up being the last one in the password’s coffin, remains to be seen, but with such a large and devoted user base, we’d give Apple a good fighting chance.