The web is a great place to learn all about anything, but at the same time, it can be intimidating, especially when it comes to our personal information and passwords.
Every time you connect to the web, there are dozens, if not hundreds of threats to your privacy and personal information. For example: there are apps that collect your data and monetize it by selling it to the highest bidder.
There are websites that track you and do the same thing, and even some of the extensions you install in your browser spy on you.
Of course, there are hackers who would love nothing more than to gain access to your bank account or your PayPal account.
Although we don’t usually think about it, the truth is that the thing that poses the greatest risk to your online security.
It’s not the website that tracks you, or even the cybercriminals, the biggest danger is what you use almost every day: passwords.
This is where passwords commonly encounter phishing attacks. The reason for this is that they have always been considered the weakest link in protecting your privacy.
If you are like most users, how to remember the different services you use on a daily basis is the biggest challenge for you. That’s because most users usually tend to reuse the same password over and over again.
Of course, this means that if someone gains access to the password for one of your accounts, they will likely be able to access many, if not all, of them.
So how are Apple and Google trying to solve the problem of remembering passwords for websites you visit frequently?
On the other hand, both Apple and Google are trying hard to fix this problem, given that the two companies have the two largest operating systems in the world.
They are the Android and iOS operating systems that power nearly every smartphone sold around the world.
They both have the most widely used web browsers, which means that the two are in a unique position to actually solve this problem.
Google’s efforts are focused on making it easier for users to manage passwords with its most-used browser, Google Chrome.
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For example, Google Chrome will not only alert you if your password has been compromised, but it will also help you fix it with just one click.
This is a huge improvement over the current method you have to use to change it which is a bit lengthy.
Usually you have to login to your account on the website and change it first and then confirm it to continue.
Google’s solution is that it will handle all these steps for you, when Google Chrome detects a weak password.
It will show you a (Change Password) button and then, if you click on this button, the browser will perform the entire password change process.
On the other hand, Apple is trying to end the use of passwords once and for all, in what may be the most exciting future effort.
Apple introduced a feature that allows you to use passkeys instead of passwords to secure your accounts.
This means that passkeys will be generated and stored within iCloud Keychain. Then use Face ID to authenticate your identity, instead of asking you to type it in every time.
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The idea is that your iPhone will be used as a physical authentication device, and then facial recognition technology will be used to confirm that it’s you.
And since your passkeys are stored inside iCloud Keychain, they’ll automatically sync between your different devices.
This not only eliminates the possibility of password cracking. It also eliminates the need to manage such different words for each site, as your phone handles this automatically.