Android’s security key tech finally comes to iPhone

Google app is getting dark mode in the beta channel

Now, Google says it expands its service into the Apple ecosystem, offering iPhone and iPad users the same level of protection as those using Android devices as security keys.

To enable the feature, you simply download Google's "Smart Lock" app on iOS.

Initially, the technology was made available for Chrome OS, macOS, and Windows 10 devices.

The Android built-in security key was introduced by Google during Cloud Next 2019 to provide a simple way to prevent phishing attacks which are now a huge threat both home and business users by blocking malicious sign-in attempts. Otherwise put, you can initiate the login process from an iOS device and prevent hacking attempts by authorizing the sign-in action on an Android phone.

Two-step verification, also known as two-factor authentication, is without a doubt the best and simplest way to enhance the security of your sign-ins to various online accounts, services, and apps.

Lucas Torreira fuels AC Milan transfer links
Mostly us South Americans are used to having sunny days but I think I'll get used to it as the years go by", Torreira concluded. The 23-year-old has at least enjoyed his time on the pitch, although losing to Chelsea in the Europa League final was tough.

Canada passes 'Free Willy' law banning captivity of whales and dolphins
Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ont., and the Vancouver Aquarium in B.C. are the only two places that now keep captive cetaceans. In addition to the ban on owning whales and dolphins, the ban includes a provision making their import and export illegal.

Kids have started calling Keanu Reeves the ‘Fortnite guy’
The character's so full of life. "Lol Keanu ain't taking no chances", the tweet read. They put it into the film, so it was nice.

Users can activate their Android's device inbuilt security key by following these steps and immediately use it to verify logins on their iPhone or iPad device with this procedure.

Pick your Android smartphone from the list of available devices. If you happen to prefer Apple-branded tablets, for example, but exclusively use Android smartphones (and carry both around with you), this makes logging into your Google account quickly and securely on said tablet just a bit more convenient. On desktops and laptops, the Chrome browser is used to communicate with the Android phone's built-in security key over Bluetooth using FIDO's CTAP2 protocol.

Check your Android phone for a notification.

Follow the instructions on your Android phone to confirm your log in.

You'll be prompted to verify the sign in on your Android device.

Related News:

  • Superflares Ejected By The Sun Might Ruin The Earth In The Future

    Superflares Ejected By The Sun Might Ruin The Earth In The Future

    In any case, more established stars like the Sun - which is 4.6 billion years of age - likewise produce them occasionally. If a superflare erupted from the sun, he said, Earth would likely sit in the path of a wave of high-energy radiation.
    American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations to September

    American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations to September

    On Wednesday, American Airlines Chief Executive Doug Parker said he believed it was "highly likely" that the MAX would be flying again by mid-August.
    Coutinho self-critical of Barça season

    Coutinho self-critical of Barça season

    Coutinho's future remains up in the air after what proved to be a hard first full season at the Nou Camp. Coutinho is now valued at £80m and has reportedly informed Barca chiefs he wants to leave this summer.
  • United Kingdom  commits to 'net zero'emissions by 2050

    United Kingdom commits to 'net zero'emissions by 2050

    That was agreed by MPs under the Climate Change Act in 2008, but will now be amended to the new, much tougher, goal. The regional Welsh government in the United Kingdom has also committed to the net zero goal.
    Snapchat gender swap filter helps student catch cop looking for teen hookup

    Snapchat gender swap filter helps student catch cop looking for teen hookup

    The Snapchat app is displayed on the home screen of an iPhone, alongside a booking photo of 40-year-old Robert Davies . Davies was placed on paid administration leave following the incident, as per the San Mateo Police Department .
    Chris Hemsworth sings Johnny Cash as fat Thor on 'Tonight Show'

    Chris Hemsworth sings Johnny Cash as fat Thor on 'Tonight Show'

    Actors may be huge stars today but many of them had humble beginnings and did many odd jobs especially when they were teens. The 35-year old made an appearance on the show with his Men In Black: International' co-star, Kumail Nanjiani .
  • Cuba Gooding Jr to turn himself in over groping accusation

    Cuba Gooding Jr to turn himself in over groping accusation

    Gooding won the Academy Award for best supporting actor in 1997 for his portrayal of an athlete in the film " Jerry Maguire ". According to reports , the pair got into an argument after the alleged incident and it was broken up by security.
    Ariana Grande breaks down during concert in Mac Miller's hometown

    Ariana Grande breaks down during concert in Mac Miller's hometown

    Then the most poignant part of the evening came toward the end of the show, when Grande performed her No. 1 hit " thank u, next ". It was a hard night for Ariana as she was overcome with emotion during the opening number, Raindrops (An Angel Cried).
    Gatland to coach the Lions

    Gatland to coach the Lions

    Gatland revealed he "couldn't turn his back" on the challenge and aims to complete some unfinished business in South Africa .
  • PlayStation Network is DOWN

    PlayStation Network is DOWN

    A message from PlayStation Support reads: "You may have some difficulty signing in or creating an account on PlayStation Network". Even though hours have passed since initial reports of the outage came through, the network still seems to be down.
    Statement from Harriett Baldwin on Ebola in Uganda

    Statement from Harriett Baldwin on Ebola in Uganda

    At the border, health workers checked lines of people and isolate one child with a raised temperature, a Reuters journalist said. East Africa has been on high alert since the outbreak was declared in the eastern DRC provinces of North Kivu and Ituri.
    Bryan Singer to pay $150K to settle sex assault claim

    Bryan Singer to pay $150K to settle sex assault claim

    Sanchez-Guzman filed a lawsuit against Singer in December 2017 , just days after the director was sacked from Bohemian Rhapsody . Singer's attorney Andrew Brettler said the filmmaker doesn't even know Sanchez-Guzman and hasn't had any interactions with him.


Most liked

Trump says he'd 'of course' tell FBI if he gets foreign dirt
President Donald Trump enters the East Room to deliver remarks on second chance hiring, at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2019.

La Liga fined €250,000 by Spanish data protection agency for misusing app
La Liga claims that the software protects individual users' rights because it doesn't record, store or listen to conversations. Because of that, it was determined that La Liga was improperly collecting the personal data of users.

Taylor Swift, Katy Perry end longtime feud: 'Peace at last'
The most common theory is that " Peace at Last " might be a collaboration between the two stars that is coming out soon. Back in 2018, Katy sent Taylor an actual olive branch as a call to end their long running feud.

Huawei’s rival OS to take on Android - Everything we know so far
Huawei has delayed the launch of the Mate X folding handset until September, having originally planned to launch it this summer. According to the company, it has around 270 million monthly active users on its self-operated AppGallery platform.

Trump Jr. to speak with Senate panel Wednesday
Some Republicans are becoming restless with the topic, and Burr received considerable blowback from colleagues over the subpoena. Trump Jr is a fierce defender of his father, and like the president is an adept Twitter user.

Apple’s iCloud for Windows 10 hits Microsoft Store
It comes to no surprise that the products from tech's two most notorious competitors mix like water and oil. For more information on the new app, be sure to check out Apple's updated support page .

Russia Police Detain More Than 400 At Moscow Journalist Protest
Officers said they had discovered the drug mephedrone in his bag, and more drugs and weighing scales in a search of his home. German news weekly Der Spiegel reported that one of its producers was also arrested, despite carrying appropriate permits.

NASA Spots 'Star Trek' Starfleet Logo 'Dune Footprints' on Mars
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter , which launched in 2005, arrived in the red planet's orbit the following year. The orbiter has been sending back high-resolution imagery for 13 years, well past its design lifetime.

Real Madrid Confirm Signing Of 'Japanese Messi' Takefusa Kubo
An attacking midfielder of excellent technique, very skilled, with vision of game, great dribble and goal". This is coming after the Los Blancos unveiled forward, Eden Hazard, on Thursday .

Raptors win inspiring for P.E.I. fans
Bay Area reported after Game 6 ended that Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri was accused of hitting a sheriff deputy in the face at the end of the game.

Musk sets sights on a record Tesla quarter
Musk also said the company was on track to hit its volume production goal by the end of this year. Tesla's stock closed Tuesday's session at $217.10 per share, up 1.9 percent.

Hannity: Trump playing Democrats and the media 'like a flute'
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee expressed alarm at Trump's comments . He added, "With that being said, my full answer is rarely played by the Fake News Media.

Megan Rapinoe Responds To Criticism Over USWNT Goal Celebration
I've also been known to catch the game at my desk while the rest of the office thinks I am passionately working on a spreadsheet. Speaking to FOX Sports, Rapinoe brushed off the criticism, saying that her team's only crime was "an explosion of joy".

BBC axes free licences for over-75s
Audrey Brand: "Yes it should be free, it's the only entertainment some pensioners have". Only 1.5 million households would be entitled to avoid paying for the £154.50 licence.

Spice Girls Movie in the Works with All 5 Members Involved!
The Spice Girls (minus Victoria) are now nearing the end of their reunion tour which has seen them complete dates around the UK. Their last film Spice World , released in 1997, was panned by critics but has become a cult classic in the two decades since.