Apple Publishes Free Resources To Improve Password Security
Apple has created a new open source project to help developers of password managers collaborate to create strong passwords that are compatible with popular websites.
The Password Manager Resources open source project allows you to integrate website-specific requirements used by the iCloud Keychain password manager to generate strong, unique passwords.
The project also contains collections of websites known to share a sign-in system, links to websites’ pages where users change passwords, and more.
Apple said it published these tools to address a long-standing issue with password manager applications that impacts users across all operating systems, and not just macOS and iOS.
Users encountering errors while generating a random password will often resort to choosing their own one instead, which many times is shorter and less secure than the one normally generated by the password manager app.
Apple says that password managers that will use its list of rules will start generating passwords that are both strong and unique, but also compatible with the websites they are being used for, and, hence, reduce user experience (UX) errors and instances where users tend to choose their passwords — a situation Apple wants to avid