Apple Will Let You Port Chrome Extensions to Safari

Apple Will Let You Port Chrome Extensions to Safari

The company shared more details about how it's going to work in a WWDC session. Apple joined the FIDO Alliance in February 2020, the alliance's aim is to reduce reliance on passwords.

If you load a site that supports the feature on a Mac with a camera or fingerprint reader, or using your iPhone or iPad, the need for a password is gone. Unlike conventional passwords, WebAuthn uses public-key encryption technology. However, personal websites need to support this standard. The support of this feature in Safari 14 may greatly promote the adoption of this standard. Safari 14 will ship with iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur later this year, and its beta version is now available to developers. Apple past year had added the support for physical FIDO2-compliant security keys with the Safari Web browser on iOS 13.3. This is important because an attacker needs physical access to the user's key to access their account.

Previously, Safari only allowed share extensions or content blockers.

The very affordable OnePlus Nord cellphone will reportedly function twin selfie cameras
According to Android Central, they can now "reveal" that there will be dual cameras at the front on the OnePlus Nord. OnePlus received a lot of criticism for the pricing of their flagships, the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro .

macOS Big Sur also has improvements in Mail and Messages, where now several of the news from the iOS 14 app come to macOS, such as the possibility of responding to a specific message, the effects of celebration, among others. Websites will now have the ability to use an Apple device's built-in authentication systems for quicker, easier logins, essentially enabling biometric support for thousands of use cases not possible before.

The new features of the iOS system are similar to the previous Android system. Google's mobile operating system received FIDO2 certification previous year, after which Google announced that users can log in to some of its services through the Chrome browser on Android without a password.

Note that right now, you can have the phone autofill remembered passwords on websites, and this is authenticated via Face ID or Touch ID, but it's still slower and less secure than this new process. If you want, you can even hide the password fields. Platforms such as Windows 10, Android, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge were the initial partners.

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