When Apple released the iOS 13, the update brought new security features that let’s iPhone users sign-in to websites using Apple ID. Now the tech tech has introduced new security features for it web browser, Safari following the release of the new iOS14 and MacOS Big Sir. The new security feature will let Apple log into websites using Face ID or Touch ID.
The new security feature was spotted in the Safari 14 Beta Release notes. Apple has detailed how the new web feature will work in WWDC video for developers. The new functionality is built on the WebAuthn component of FIDO2 standard, which is developed by FIDO Alliance. Just like users can already log in to websites using Apple ID, using Face ID and Touch ID to will make is even much easier to log in.
This move is intended to tighten users online profile, as passwords can be easily guessed, and then the users get phishing attacks. WebAuthn will use security methods like hardware security keys to verify your identity. These security keys will protect your account from the attacker.
The new Safari 14 security feature is somewhat similar to that of the Android OS. The search giant Google got FIDO2 certification for its mobile OS last year allowing the company to log into a few of the services in Chrome on Android, which didn’t need a password.
All Apple’s devices will be able to use the Touch ID and Face ID feature to for online login process. However, it depends on the user to allow the device to use biometric security to autofill stored passwords to websites.