A new Web API aims to kill passwords. Will this affect Apple?

The FIDO Alliance and the W3C are launching a Web API that will facilitate the management of line accounts without a password. It would use a unique encrypti ID in almost every line service in a browser.

Touch ID and Face ID

If you own an iPhone 5s or newer, and / or a Touch Bar Mac, equipped with a Touch ID sensor, Apple is already allowing customers to cnect to sites Web with a fingerprint. And the iPhone X gives you face recogniti. However, this still requires a password.

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The touch identificati and face recogniti do not replace passwords; instead, they add a layer of security over the passwords. This is an authenticati method, but you can not create an line account and use your fingerprint instead of a password.

New Web API

The new WebAuthn Web API makes it possible to use existing security measures like fingerprint sensors, the camera and USB keys for authenticati with websites. You can use them instead of or …

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