Apple announced in the WWDC 2019 that it will now be possible to log into third-party web platforms using Apple ID’s access credentials, just as the ‘login with Google’ option, reported website security service experts.
During the announcement of this new feature, Apple said that, by logging in with Apple ID, the user will have more privacy protection because he won’t have to deliver their email account to a third-party service, in addition to considerably reducing the amount of information the user has to disclose to access a web platform.
“We will implement the login method with the greatest focus on users’ privacy, instead of completing forms, using a social media account, verifying their email address, and so on, our users can authenticate with their Apple ID”, the executives mentioned.
“Creating random emails is a creative way to combat practices such as spam; Users will be able to easily discard junk mail while they can be aware of who has access to their mail information when that random address begins to receive spam from multiple companies and services”, commented the executives of Apple.
According to website security service specialists, the feature will soon be available along with a developer API that wants to implement Apple’s logon button on their websites. The new feature will be enabled even on platforms where developers ask the user to enter their name and email address, which is expected to strengthen the privacy and security experience of users’ information.
Company executives mention that the logon with Apple will also be functional for Face ID and Touch ID authentication, as well as having integrated multi-factor authentication as an additional protection measure.
However, website security service specialists from the International Institute of Cyber Security (IICS) point out that, although this function is designed to reduce the amount of data that users have to give to third parties, it is still possible that the Developers to request registration through some social media profile, so data collection policies would continue as before.