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iPhone to get rid of passwords in four weeks - here's what you need to keep logged in

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iPhones and Macs are going passwordless—so you'll never need to remember your login again.In the next month, Apple plans to release its new Passkeys feature, which lets you log into iPhones or Macs using facial recognition or a fingerprint.It means cyber attackers or nosey parkers won't be able to get into your device by guessing or stealing your password, adding an entirely new layer of security.READ NEXT:British Gas scam emailers using 'sneaky trick' but spotting one detail can keep you safePasswords could become completely obsolete as a result and ensure that your smartphone or computer remain 100% secure.The change will be available on iOS 16 for the iPhone and on OS X Ventura for Mac, both of which will be released this Autumn.Apple's Kurt Knight explained the move by saying passwords are one of the biggest risk factors for hackers."Passwords are key to protecting everything we do online today, from everything we communicate to all of our finances. "But they're also one of the biggest attack vectors and security vulnerabilities users face today." His colleague, Darin Adler, explained why facial recognition and touch ID are a better option: "People almost always have phones with them.

Face ID and Touch ID verification give you the convenience and biometrics we can achieve with an iPhone. You don't have to buy another device, but also you don't even have to learn a new habit."Apple isn't the only tech giant looking to move on from passwords.

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