Why Apple should follow Microsoft's move to get rid of passwords RRS feed

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  • As a new sign-up to Apple checks for biometric authentication.

    Apple has recently reported that it is developing an improved web-based log-in for iCloud. Instead of a standard handheld key, Catalina beta testers check Face ID or Touch ID as authentication solutions for iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS. 

    According to a recent Kaspersky survey, passwords are a major pain for many users. For people who are not aware of passwords, particularly forced to change them regularly, they either use the same password for most accounts or use passwords that are easy to guess.

    Such bad password habits make users vulnerable to cyber criminals trying to hack accounts and steal personal information. Organisations initially required users after a certain number of days to change passwords frequently to prevent hackers. 

    Nevertheless, these frequent changes ended up causing more harm than good, with users gradually losing and resetting their passwords. Alternatively, Microsoft recently decided to delete Windows 10 expiry of its username, a switch to safer accounts. 

    Many businesses are considering the complete elimination of passwords, with Biometric Identification emerging as a new way of authentication.

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:57 AM