Google Makes Using Hardware 2FA Keys on iOS a Lot Easier

If you are truly worried about the kind of security that you have when it comes to your various accounts you can get a hardware two factor authentication (2FA) key. Basically when you pair a hardware 2FA key with any device you are going to only be able to access that device or that account if you put in said key, and until and unless you put this key in it seems absolutely unlikely that access to the account or device in question would in any way be possible.

This can be a bit of a problem if you are trying to access a Google account using a 2FA hardware key on an Apple device. A big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that there is a Smart Lock app that you would have to generally go through and using this app would make it quite difficult to make a hardware 2FA feasible in any way, shape or form. Luckily, Google has announced that it will be making this sort of thing a great deal easier, something that is going to make a lot of people that use Google accounts on iOS devices breathe a sigh of relief to a certain extent.

Security keys for the latest version of iOS will gradually be rolled out until a point comes where interfacing with Apple software will become easier than ever before. It should be noted that while Apple often refers to itself as a real trailblazer when it comes to security associated with tech and the like, the company has made it unnecessarily difficult to use hardware security keys, and this is the sort of thing that will have to change for the company moving forward otherwise people might start switching to other products that are easier to deal with.



Sources: Google Security Blog / G Suite Updates.

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