Thanks to new passkeys, passwords are steadily becoming a thing of the past. Many apps and services already make passwords optional, and more will make passwords optional in the future.
App Decoder Steve Moser today released a study pointing to X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn as two major services working on passkey support.
“It is not yet known when X and LinkedIn will start supporting Passkey,” Moser said. “But the fact that both are working on passwordless authentication bodes well for the future of passwordless authentication.”
Passkey relies on platform adoption to truly replace account-specific passwords. Fortunately, Apple is part of the team working to make passkeys the new normal. For Apple device users, a passkey makes authenticating his identity as easy as using his Face ID or Touch ID on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
“Based on FIDO Alliance and W3C standards, Passkey replaces a password with a pair of cryptographic keys,” explains Apple. “These keypairs greatly improve security.”
Starting with iOS 17 and macOS 14 Sonoma, Apple actually auto-generates an Apple ID passkey that works with iCloud.com and Apple.com. Passkeys are compatible back to iOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura.
TikTok also recently announced plans to adopt passkey support, and WhatsApp plans to use authentication technology as well.
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