Passkeys are replacing traditional passwords to authenticate and verify users with as much protection as our phone security. Minimising the common threats such as hacking and data breaches, K Telecom, a leading telecoms provider in Korea, has adopted passkeys over passwords for their online users.

Despite being a popular method of authentication with users, passwords are easily penetrated to give unsolicited access to sensitive data in corporate or public databases, social media and many other sectors.

The move to passkeys is supported by one of the biggest media companies, Apple, which is launching passwordless secure logins across all their technology offerings, Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs.

Passkeys are being introduced across SK Telecom’s verification service PASS, which has over 18 million users, to enhance the speed of accurate user authentication and slowly eliminate passwords which can be easily intercepted by bots or hackers.  Other digital capabilities have been recently added to PASS including digital national IDs and digital drivers’ licenses.

IDO Alliance released specifications that state passkeys should be phishing-resistant and greatly reduce credential theft.