Passwords as a form of security are flawed. People forget them, they reuse them multiple times, and they are often exposed in breaches. It is with this in mind that Apple has made the striking move to launch an open source project to make passwords stronger for users of all services.
In an update yesterday, Apple detailed how its new Password Manager Resources open source project would help password manager developers collaborate to “create strong passwords that are compatible with popular websites.”
Apple is hoping that by integrating website-specific requirements used by the iCloud Keychain password manager to generate strong, unique passwords, the project will make passwords stronger for everyone—not just iPhone users.