MacVoices #23179: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Your Passwords (1)

Joe Kissell is back to discuss his latest book, Take Control of Your Passwords. First up is the ever-increasing importance of password hygiene in our digital age as passwords remain an easy target for hackers. We delved into Passkeys, a more secure alternative to traditional passwords, and the recent developments in their adoption, including support from Microsoft, Google, and password managers. Joe also also touched on the challenges of saving Passkeys in third-party tools and the ongoing work being done to solve this issue. (Part 1) 


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Show Notes:


0:00:00 Introduction and Overview of Passwords
0:02:48 Passkeys as a New Solution for Passwords
0:06:19 Passkey Support from Microsoft, Google, and Password Managers
0:08:04 Introduction to the concept of Passkeys
0:09:37 Importance of Adjusting Logins to Support Passkeys
0:11:39 Difficulties and Cost of Implementing Passkeys in Websites
0:13:16 Dismissing Claims to Kill Passwords
0:18:20 Adoption of Passkeys: Challenges and Future
0:20:40 Pass Keys Supported by 1Password and Dashlane
0:21:00 Passkeys for Cross-Device Use
0:22:58 Introduction to FIDO Credentials
0:24:29 Limitations of Passkeys Across Ecosystems
0:27:16 Using Passkeys with Third-Party Tools


Joe Kissell is the publisher of  Take Control ebooks, as well as the author of over 60 books on a wide variety of tech topics. Keep up with him if you can on his personal site,, and on Twitter.


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