New iCloud Update Could Introduce Face Recognition/Fingerprint Sign-Ins

Some people don’t really like the fact that the world has become so mobile phone centric. This is one of the main reasons why Apple has a website that you can visit in order to access your iCloud. People that are using devices that they don’t trust or are not familiar with would be able to access their iCloud through the website, and this is particularly beneficial for people that prefer a computer or browser based experience as compared to one that exists solely on your smartphone.

The only problem with the iCloud website is that you have to enter your log in details each time you want to access your account, something that seems like 'too many steps' in a world full of one touch authorizations. Hence, according to 9to5Mac, Apple has started experimenting with touch ID and face recognition compatibility on the iCloud website in an attempt to make logging in on a browser as simple and intuitive as it tends to be on a phone.

Some would raise concerns about security since face recognition and fingerprint analysis are more for convenience rather than securing your account, but the fact of the matter is that keyloggers and other such programs are already used by malicious actors in order to obtain your log in details which means that your security might be improved through the implementation of this kind of technology all in all.

Apple has not announced when it will be rolling these log in options out to the public at large, but chances are that the update will come around this year since Apple would want to keep things moving forward with their iCloud website.



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