IPhone and iPad are used as physical security keys
Google introduced a new feature in the authentication mechanisms of its accounts that allows users to use Apple devices to access their accounts
Google has introduced a new feature in the authentication mechanisms of its accounts that allows its users to use Apple mobile devices such as iPhone and iPad tablets as a physical security key to access their accounts.
This function, which was already available on Android phones since June last year, makes use of two-step authentication, and works through the Smart Lock app for iOS, developed by Google, and has been updated in the App Store.
Through double-factor identification, users can access their Google accounts using the identification mechanisms of mobile devices with iOS system through the Security Enclave developed by Apple, which Google defines as an “integrated security key.”
Among the mechanisms of Apple’s mobile devices are biometric systems such as Face ID face recognition or the Touch ID fingerprint reader. This system, being two factors, maintains the use of password.