Google turns iPhones into 2FA security keys — good news in an election year


by VentureBeat

VentureBeat— Google now allows iPhone users to use their device as a security key to authenticate themselves when logging in to their Google Account.

Plugged | The Next Web—Google update turns your iPhone into a physical account security key. Google today updated its iOS Smart Lock app with a feature that essentially replaces a physical security key with your actual phone. Android phones have had this feature for months, but now iPhone owners can also use it. The update notes for the new version of the Smart Lock app read “With this new update, you can now set up your phone’s built-in security key, the best second factor protection for your Google Account.” What this means is that, when you log into your Google accounts, you can...

The Next Web—Google update turns your iPhone into a physical account security key. Google today updated its iOS Smart Lock app with a feature that essentially replaces a physical security key with your actual phone. Android phones have had this feature for months, but now iPhone owners can also use it. The update notes for the new version of the Smart Lock app read “With this new update, you can now set up your phone’s built-in security key, the best second factor protection for your Google Account.” What this means is that, when you log into your Google accounts, you can...

9to5Google—You can now use iPhones as Google security keys for 2FA. Last year, Google announced that all Android 7+ devices can be used as two-factor authentication when signing into Gmail, Drive, and other first-party services. Most modern iPhones can now be used as a built-in phone security key for Google apps. more