What are “passkeys”, this technology that signs the end of passwords?

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On September 7, 2022, during its annual Keynote conference, Apple unveiled its new software: iOS16. Commissioned a few days later, it comes with a new authentication technology called passkeys. But Apple is far from the only brand to implement this technology. Indeed, this is an agreement made in May 2022 between three tech giants: Apple, Google and Microsoft. And this agreement marks the beginning of the end of passwords as we have known them so far.

Did the passwords work well? How do passkeys work? What do I do if I have an Apple device and a Microsoft device? Listen to the rest of this episode of “Now You Know”.

A Bababam Originals podcast, written and directed by Maƫle Diallo.

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What are “passkeys”, this technology that signs the end of passwords?

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