Google transforms Chrome on Android into a security key

The company increased the methods that allow the authentication of the user to enter their accounts

Google expanded the methods that allow user authentication to a company account in a two-factor system by using the Chrome browser when logging in to a computer.

The two-step verification (2VS) or two-factor authentication (2AF) system requires an additional item after the password to confirm that the user is the one who is trying to log into their Google account.

This second factor can be a pop-up window, in which the user must indicate that it is him with the corresponding button, or press a linked security key (external hardware) for several seconds.

The technology company began to distribute another option: that the Chrome browser app for Android acts as a security key from the mobile when trying to log in to a computer, as reported by 9to5Google.

When the user enters their Google account email and password on a computer, they will see a new notification on the phone asking if they are trying to access and notifying them that someone is trying to log in from a nearby device .

From the aforementioned portal they point out that after confirming, a screen appears with a padlock surrounded by a circle with the corporate color that indicates that it is connected to the device, as is the case with the process that follows with a security key physical.

K. Tovar

Source: dpa

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