Anyone involved with information security knows that the biggest vulnerability in modern technology is the password. They’re either too weak, reused across sites, or complex enough—but quickly forgotten. Passwords stink.
Tech companies know this too. Apple, Google and Microsoft are working together on a system to reduce our dependence on passwords. Apple is first out of the gate with a plan to eliminate passwords altogether. They announced their new passkey standard at last week’s developer conference. If it works as advertised, it could remove the need for passwords on the Web. That, I would say, is kind of a big deal.