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iPhones now work as physical security keys for Google services

January 16, 2020

As multi-factor authentication becomes ubiquitous across all digital services, Google is adding a new safety net for security-conscientious iPhone owners. Apple customers can now use their shiny smartphones as security keys to access Google services securely.

The latest update to the Google Smart Lock app on iOS enables a feature previously only available to Android users – the ability to use the iPhone as a physical security key. The search giant calls it “the best second factor protection for your Google Account,” and for good reason.

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