With iCloud Passkey, Apple is about to make the password obsolete. Finally.
Passwords are a huge problem. Weak or stolen passwords are behind over 80% of hacking breaches, and people are just terrible at managing passwords. We either forget them, use the name of our dogs or kids, or use the same password for everything. Password managers like NordPass or iCloud Keychain can help, but a password is still fundamentally insecure. Passkeys in iCloud Keychain, and the new standard WebAuthn, want to fix this, but can they ever really replace the password?
“If Apple rolls this out as standard on its devices, millions of people will become used to it and other tech giants like Google will follow suit,” Christen Costa, CEO of Gadget Review, told Lifewire via email.