In the latest preview version of Apple’s Safari browser the company has rolled out support for the WebAuthentication (WebAuthn) API enabling users to more securely login to websites and services using USB-based CTAP2 security keys. Apple has been dragging their heels a little enabling the support for the USB security keys which are already supported by Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers.
When enabled using using USB security cheese provides users with additional security and makes it much harder for hackers to enter services which would normally only use a regular text based password.
“Added Web Authentication as an experimental feature with support for USB-based CTAP2 devices (r238466) – Safari Technology Preview Release 71 is now available for download for macOS Mojave and macOS High Sierra. If you already have Safari Technology Preview installed, you can update in the Software Update pane of System Preferences on macOS Mojave and from the Mac App Store’s Updates tab on macOS High Sierra. After updating to macOS Mojave, you may have to reinstall Safari Technology Preview.”
More details jump over to the Apple Safari Preview 71 release notes by following the link below.