iPhones Can Now Service as Physical Google Security Keys for 2FA

Google has updated its Smart Lock app on iOS to version 1.6, which now allows users to use their iOS devices as physical two-factor authentication (2FA) keys when they use Google’s services in Chrome. is. Now, many of you should already be familiar with the 2FA that we usually use in our daily lives. Say, we enter a service and as part of the verification, a code is sent via SMS or mail. And because it is considered unsafe, physical security keys are recommended, which are actual physical keys that you can plug into your computer to verify that it is really you who is trying to login. .

As seen by 9to5Google, with the latest v1.6 update of Google’s Smart Lock app for iOS devices, users will now be able to use their iPhone and iPad devices as physical security keys that they can use on their computers via a USB cable.

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This means that as a user, whenever you try to login to a Google service (Gmail, Drive, Keep, etc.) on a Chrome browser, you will find your iPhone or iPad near the computer, Bluetooth Have to plug in. Range. After which, you have to open the Smart Lock app on your iOS device and confirm that it is really you who is trying to login. Additionally, there is also the option to cancel with “No, it’s not me”.

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According to a tweet by Philippo Valsorda, who works as a cryptographer at Google, the company wants to use the security enclave found in the iPhone processor, which is also used to securely store the device’s private key is.

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