Contrasts how passwords and passkeys work, and how passkeys can be protected using iCloud, and Apple’s iCloud keychain escrow.
We can quantitate the risks of cracking conventional passwords. AI-based systems using biometrics are known to be brittle, and to have exploitable blind spots. Can we trust them in security systems?
Authentication dialogs to permit access to your keychain are supplied by the macOS security system, and follow a strict pattern.
Have you ever entered the password for your Mac instead of that for your Apple ID? This should help make it clearer which you need to use.
Why did Apple hide the Library folder in my Home folder?
Is there a sudo facility outside Terminal?
Access controls require confirmation of who you are, and verification that you are permitted to use the system or services.
Every time that my MacBook starts up, it warns me that AppleIDAuthAgent wants to use the “login” keychain, and I have to enter my password. How can I fix it?