iOS 16 to allow users to bypass CAPTCHAs in certain apps and websites: report

Tech giant Apple’s brand new iOS 16 operating system has introduced support for bypassing CAPTCHAs in supported apps and websites for users which can be found in the Settings app.

When enabled, Apple says iCloud will automatically and privately verify your device and Apple ID account in the background, eliminating the need for apps and websites to present you with a CAPTCHA verification prompt, MacRumors reports. .

Apple recently shared a video with technical details on how the feature works, but simply put, Apple’s system verifies that the device and Apple ID account are in good standing and presents what’s called a security token. private access to the app or website.

This new system will provide a better user experience for tasks such as logging in or creating an account, with improved privacy and accessibility compared to CAPTCHA, according to the report.

Cloudflare and Fastly have already announced support for private access tokens, which means the ability to bypass CAPTCHAs could be available on millions of apps and websites powered by these platforms, and the functionality will be rolled out more widely over time.

In the early betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, automatic verification is enabled by default. Apple said the feature is also supported on macOS Ventura.

All software updates are currently in beta and will be released later this year, according to the report.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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