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drewprops
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2022-06-08, 21:35

Who's excited about Apple's new Passkey technology?

A friend in IT sure is.

https://www.wired.com/story/apple-pa...ios16-ventura/


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2022-06-09, 03:51

I’m very skeptical, but the folks working on them are great, so dunno.
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turtle
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2022-06-09, 09:31

The real challenge is that it isn't uniform across the board and you still end up needing multiple authentication points. If you only ever log into services using your Apple devices you would be fine, but what about the times you use someone else's computer? I'm sure you get a backup/emergency code for that, but are you going to remember it? No, so you need a vault to log it. Now we are back to passwords again.

I like how this is heading, but there is so much to work out and so many platforms to involve. Heck, my IT department forces password changes. This has been proven ineffective and yet it is still forced. Thankfully I use a password manager so that isn't a problem, but they would never move to a biometric auth. Even if they did a 2FA, it would involve something you know (a password) along with what ever device/biometric other you used.

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2022-06-09, 12:16

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what about the times you use someone else's computer? I'm sure you get a backup/emergency code for that,
I think the idea is that you use their QR code approach. On the other computer, you get a code; you scan it on your Apple device; done.
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turtle
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2022-06-09, 13:05

So cool if you have your device. Most will always have their device on there.
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2022-06-09, 13:58

It's a step in the right direction. Either you have your device, or you have a zillion passwords memorized. Either way, you're screwed if you lack one or the other.

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