The official launch of iOS 16 It also includes the start of operation of several of the features that were promised by Manzana for the iPhone that are compatible with the new version of the operating systemwhich is available to users from September 12.
one of the new functionalitiesfocused on protecting the security of user data, is called ‘passkey‘, a new Apple authentication system that aims to replace the use of passwords for websites logged into from within a technology company device.
According to Apple’s official website, a passkey is intended to prevent passwords from being used and instead use a biometric recognition to access accounts on other platforms. The company indicates that it is safe to use and that it is “almost impossible” to be a victim of phishing.
Also, because no code needs to be manually entered, a third party would not have an easy account access of the user, something useful in terms of cyber security in the midst of constant cyberattacks worldwide through different methods of infiltration and data theft.
Supported apps and websites
The first platforms that allow the use of this security system, typical of iOS 16, is the travel app called ‘Kayak’. In addition, others such as Best Buy (electronics), eBay (online sales), CardPointers (cash back) and WordPress.com (content management).
For these platforms and websites, users will only need to have the latest version of their apps installed on their iPhone and the operating system of iOS 16.
To log in, you must create a new user with your email and, instead of typing a password, the ‘Passkey’ system will take care of registering the method of biometric recognition that is more comfortable for the person, whether it is ‘Face ID’ or ‘Touch ID’.
More features of Passkeys
Another feature of Passkeys is that it can not necessarily be used on Apple devices, but can also be logged in from a phone Android. This will be possible by scanning a QR code with a iPhone or iPad and then use a biometric recognition to verify the authenticity of the person.
Also, for users concerned that Apple may access Passkey information, it is protected by a end to end encryptionindicating that the information is secure and that the company cannot access that data.
Apple has implemented Passkey technology for iPhone devices running iOS 16, in addition to iPad OS Y macOS Ventura, the most recent versions of the company’s operating systems, which have not yet been released to users. In the case of these devices, they will all be synchronized with the same iCloud user to be able to access the sites through all of them without problems.