Hey, it’s Adam with your latest tech update.
EVERYONE hates passwords. They hate coming up with them, remembering them, and the annoying process of resetting them.
That’s why people take shortcuts like using their pet’s name, or reusing a password across several accounts.
Those are bad habits and they do put businesses at risk. To help with this Passkeys are coming and that’s going to happen as early as this autumn.
Passkeys are very simple. To login to something, you’ll use your mobile phone to prove it’s really you.
Your computer will use Bluetooth to verify you’re sat nearby, then send a verification message to your phone.
Unlock your phone in the usual way, with your face, fingerprint or PIN. And that’s it. You’re logged in.
Apple’s announced it’ll start using Passkeys later this year with iOS 16. Google and Microsoft will offer them in the near future as well.
We think Passkeys will become a hot topic in the year ahead. Can you see your business adopting them?
That’s your tech update, more next week.