New features are coming with the next version of iOS 16. One of them in particular will allow you to get rid of annoying CAPTCHAs on any website automatically.
It can sometimes be frustrating to waste time recognizing a sign, a boat, a red light or even not being able to enter a word correctly and that, Apple has understood. That’s why iOS 16 incorporates a new feature called ” Automatic validationto never make you feel like you might qualify for the Voight-Kampff test again in Blade Runner .
Apple assures you: you are not a robot
This new feature was mentioned by Apple during a WWDC session titled “Replace CAPTCHAs with Private Access Token and then re-shared via Reddit. It will use certain details as well as your Apple ID to inform websites using CAPTCHAs that you are a sentient human being and not a robot in order to avoid this cumbersome step.
This process will use the certificates stored on your iPhone, iPad or Mac devices and verify that the associated ID is in good standing. According to Apple, thesetokensnor will they be able to be linked to a particular user. The sole task of these sites is to check whether they are valid or not.
A safe way that preserves the user
The company explains that “private access tokens are an effective alternative that helps identify HTTP requests from legitimate devices and people without compromising their identity or personal information […] to add trust to online transactions and maintain privacy ».
This feature is enabled by default in the first beta versions of iOS 16. You can find it in the Settings in the “Apple ID» all the way up then in «Password and Security» where you will find it at the very bottom of the list under the name «Automatic validation ».
This new addition seems to follow Apple’s recent strategy on privacy by joining the measures already taken before. The servers of any site will therefore soon be able to use these “private token »by registering on the Apple website to allow them to directly establish the legitimacy of each user.
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