In addition to the redesigned home screen with widgets, App Library and car keys, iOS 14 and iPad OS 14 also make important enhancements to the iCloud keychain, according tomedia reports. Apple is understood to have made some improvements to give users more useful information about their passwords. If you’re not familiar with iCloud Keychain then you can store and sync all your passwords on different websites and apps via iCloud. Then open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and click on the password menu to access iCloud.
In iOS 14, Apple offers a new “Security Recommendations” menu that shows only passwords that may put accounts at risk for some reason. This includes easy-to-guess passwords, even those that could be compromised online. This helps users create stronger passwords.
Here are some passwords that iCloud Keychain might provide security alerts on iOS 14:
Many people are using the password, so it is easy to guess;
The password is easy to guess;
The password uses a sequence “123”. Use common mode to make passwords easy to guess.
Now there’s a new reminder that should be one of the most important for users. According to Apple, iCloud Keychain can now verify whether a user’s password is involved in a data breach. This is important not only to allow users to change their passwords immediately, but also to make them aware that other accounts may be affected if they use duplicate or similar passwords.
Here’s the company’s description of this feature, which also appears on macOS Big Sur:
In addition to improvements to the iCloud keychain, Apple has announced an open source project to help developers support strong passwords that are compatible with popular websites. The company also added Touch ID and Face ID feature support to Safari through the Web Authentication API.
IOS 14, iPad OS 14 and macOS Big Sur are expected to be available to users this fall.