Apple wants to get rid of passwords to ensure more safety and keep data security breach at bay. The tech giants always boasted of highly sophisticated and secure devices that preserve user data. Now the company has collaborated with the Fido alliance as a board member. This is a piece of excellent news for the millions of Apple users, especially those who hate passwords.
Apple comes to the FIDO board to get rid of passwords eventually
Fido Alliance is a group that has a mission to create highly secure safety standards. The task is to generate authentication standards to help reduce the world’s over-reliance on passwords.”
FIDO endows Authentication Protocols
The group boasts of the three sets of authentication protocols that are used for device security. Fido Universal Second Factor (FIDO U2F), FIDO Universal Authentication Framework (FIDO UAF), and FIDO2.ido Universal Second Factor (FIDO U2F), FIDO Universal Authentication Framework (FIDO UAF), and FIDO2.
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Tech Giants are on the Board FIDO Alliance
Tech Behemoths like Facebook, Intel, PayPal, Mastercard, Visa, Samsung and PayPal, Lenovo, Microsoft members of the FIDO alliance.
Fido alliance updated its website to announce the inclusion of Apple in the coalition officially. The news was earlier reported by the French website MacG.
Get Away with Passwords by Viable Replacements
Fido is aiming to find ways through which passwords can be replaced entirely by other authentication methods. The authentication standards like Biometrics etc. along with security keys are being explored by the association. Apple already uses FaceID, or an Apple Watch to open the MacBook. Apple uses two-step authentication also to confirm identity; now, by being part of the Fido Alliance, Apple gets closer to enhanced security and authentication across various platforms outside Apple products.
Apple to banish passwords in the long run
Apple is focusing its initiatives to enhance its security over the devices and networks. The smartphone pioneer is already integrating U2F and supports FIDO2 Security kits in its iOS13.3 OS and Safari 13 browser. There is no surprise that Apple will completely banish the Passwords going forward.