OpenID Foundation Deems ‘Sign In with Apple’ a Security Risk

Apple revealed ‘Sign In with Apple’ this month during the WWDC 2019. The login feature allows iOS 13 and macOS Catalina users to sign in websites and third party apps using their respective Apple ID.

It was largely welcomed as a safer alternative than Twitter, Google and Facebook’s as all authentication is done via Touch ID or Face ID without the need to enter personal information.

Recently, a non-profit organization, the OIDF or OpenID Foundation has questioned the security and safety of using Sign In with Apple via an open letter sent to Craig Federighi, Apple’s software chief. The letter mentioned that there were a few key differences that could put the user’s privacy and security at risk.

OpenID then invited Apple to use the organization’s certification tests to improve operability between the two platforms and to join the foundation.

OpenID is a non-profit company that’s comprised of members from PayPal, Microsoft, Google and others.