Apple explains how iOS 16 will kill passwords

codes d'accès

During the Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple presented several new choices for the next version of its mobile OS. Among these, access codes. As the developer states on his site, this is quite simply a “Easier and more secure login method” as current passwords, generating a unique private key for each website you want to connect to.

During an interview with the magazine Tom’s Guidejournalist Mark Spoonauer was able to talk to two Apple employees to better understand how this system works. Darin Adlervice-president at Cupertino, explains in particular that traditional passwords are a “attack vector” major for hackers: it’s time to step up to protect yourself.

The biometric solution

Adler then explains that each authentication requires using biometric unlocking of your iPhone, going through Face ID or Touch ID. Suffice to say that these technologies are much more complex to hack than a simple sequence of a few characters, the effectiveness of which has also been proven in the past to the point that these services are now democratized.

With this, the interview of Tom’s Guide also evokes the case of the connection on other devices. As an example, Kurt Night (from Apple’s marketing department) takes the case of a user who would like to access an account from a computer running under Windows. In this case, the Connection with Apple will then generate an access code in the form of a QR code that will suffice to flash to unlock the site. A principle substantially similar to that of Google Authenticator, in short.

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To discover this fall

To better understand the access codes, know that Apple showed a detailed video during the Worldwide Developer Conference. We discover how to use the feature on macOS Ventura from Safari, with stunning results in seconds. Judge for yourself:

Finally, Apple reminds that all access codes are in fact stored on your device and not online. This way, it is more difficult for a hacker to compromise them remotely.

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