iOS 14: the keychain iCloud now warns users on password leaked and other

In addition to the Home screen redesigned widgets, Library apps and features as a Car Key, iOS 14 , and iPadOS 14 provide important enhancements to the keychain iCloud.

For those who are not should be familiar with the keychain, iCloud, the tool stores and syncs all your passwords from different Web sites and apps via iCloud. Users can access the keychain iCloud with an iPhone or iPad by opening the Settings app and then tapping on the Password menu.

With iOS 14, Apple offers a new menu “safety Tips” that only shows the passwords that could put at risk our account for some reason. This includes easy to guess passwords and even those that may be leaked on the Web.

The keychain iCloud now clarifies what is the problem with the password for each specific account, so users can learn more about creating passwords stronger. Some of these features were already present in iOS 13, but were not highlighted as in iOS 14.

Here are some examples of the security alerts provided by the keychain iCloud on iOS 14:

  • Many people use this password, which makes it easy to guess.
  • This password is easy to guess.
  • This password uses a sequence “123“. The use of common patterns makes the password easy to guess.

There is a new notice that is also one of the most important for users. According to Apple, the keychain iCloud now checks to see if our passwords are involved in a data breach. This is important not only to allow you to change the password immediately, but also to know which other account may be affected if you use the same password.

Here’s how the company describes the function, which is also present on macOS Big Sur:

Safari monitors in a safe way saved passwords, automatically taking an eye on the password that may have been involved in a data breach. To do this, Safari uses strong cryptographic techniques to regularly check the derivations of the password against a list of cracked password safe and private, which does not reveal password information, even to Apple. If Safari detects a violation, it can help you upgrade to Sign in with the Apple when available, or automatically generate a new secure password.

In addition to the improvements of the keychain iCloud, Apple has announced an open source project to help developers to support complex passwords that are compatible with the Web sites more popular. The company is also adding support for Touch ID and Face ID in Safari via the Web API Authentication.