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iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 solve Captcha tests automatically

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The new feature in iOS 16 that automatically resolves CAPTCHAs for the user. – MANZANA.

MADRID, June 21 (Portaltic/EP) –

The iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 operating systems save users time when confronted with so-called Captcha tests (test of public and automatic Turing to differentiate between computers and humans) with the new function ‘Automatic verification’ it will solve it by itself.

Captcha tests are designed for an application or website to determine whether a user is a human or a “bot” – an automated account. To do this, they offer you a test in which you will choose among several images those that contain certain elements or write the letters and numbers that appear on the screen.

The beta for developers of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 avoids this procedure for the user by automatically solving the Captcha for him, according to the specialist portal MAC rumours.

This new feature is called Automatic Verification and is included in the Passwords & Security section of the Apple ID section of Settings.

In the description of this feature, Apple explains that it is possible thanks to the fact that iCloud automatically verifies the user’s device and Apple ID account, protecting their privacy. This process takes place in the background will be available on supported apps and websites.

The medium emphasizes that automatic verification is enabled by default in the first betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. Also, it is expected to be present in macOS Ventura as well.


PRIVATE ACCESS TOKENS, THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND THIS FEATURE

The technology that enables this functionality is called Private Access Tokens and was introduced by Apple at its recent Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). In a later video on your developer site states that his goal is “to find the balance between experience [del usuario] and Fraud Prevention” on the Internet.

Those from Cupertino also point out that Captcha can pose a risk to user privacy. This is due to the fact that web servers typically rely on it to determine if an internet user is really human and to suggest a simpler test Tracking or fingerprinting your IP address.

With this in mind, Apple introduces the concept of private access tokens. To allow access to an “app” or web, the Company’s system verifies that the device and Apple ID account are correct, and then generates one of these tokens to allow the user access.

Offerer cloudfare Y quickly are among the platforms that have already announced their support for Apple’s Private Access Token in separate statements. This means that the auto-verification feature can become compatible with the entire network of applications and websites they host under their umbrella.


Source europapress.es

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