The security key in your iPhone works the same: it uses Bluetooth to verify sign-ins on Chrome OS, iOS, macOS and Windows 10 devices without the need to pair your devices. The registered phone needs to be within the vicinity of your computer (secure communication via Bluetooth), which is more secure than just using a login prompt. They do need to install a Google Smart Lock app first, though.
Here's an easy way to upgrade the security of your Gmail account: Use your phone for two-factor authentication.
Google's Advanced Protection Program was introduced in October 2017 and is a free service aimed at especially exposed users such as journalists, activists, and business leaders whose personal accounts may be subject to phishing attacks.More news: European Tour's new slow play regulations come in to effect this week
While they initially assumed it was a bug, a Google spokesperson has now confirmed that the lack of confirmation notifications for updated apps are a deliberate change by the company's engineers, likely aimed at reducing the notification spam from the Play Store. These users can now enroll in Google's APP at no extra cost to benefit from extra security protection for their Google accounts.
We expect the internet search giant to add Face ID or Touch ID features into its recently updated Smart Lock app to make it even more secure.More news: Visa acquires fintech player Plaid for $5.3 billion
But using a phone number as a second layer of security still leaves a phone vulnerable to attacks from more sophisticated hackers, as database leaks over the years have left phone numbers exposed, and it's relatively easy for a sufficiently dedicated hacker to get access to text messages, experts have warned.
Interested users can find out how to set up their iPhone as a security key by following a step-by-step tutorial in a support document from Google.More news: 'Living robot' developed by scientists using frog embryos