Google Play Store will no longer show notifications for updated apps

Google Play Store will no longer show notifications for updated apps

So far, it seems that the app can only be used for logging into your Google account on another devices, but it's still a cool development that points towards more support for simple, secure authentication.

According to the Smart Lock's What's New blurb on the Apple App Store: "With this new update, you can now set up your phone's built-in security key, the best second factor protection for your Google account".

This comes after Google also made using the security key built-in Android phones running Android 7.0+ (Nougat) generally available last year, and previously allowing iOS users to verify sign-ins into Google and Google Cloud services with the help of Android phones set up as security keys.

"This makes it easier and more convenient for you to unlock this powerful protection, without having to carry around additional security keys", Google said. Now though, Google is allowing iPhones to work as a 2FA security key.

Google today updated its iOS Smart Lock app with a feature that essentially replaces a physical security key with your actual phone.

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If you don't have an eligible mobile device, you will still need two dongles to get into Advanced Protection.

Indeed, I was able to sign up my personal and work accounts onto the program just with phones alone.

In May 2019, Google made it possible to exchange the physical security key with one's Android device.

APP is available to both consumer (Google Account) and enterprise users (G Suite).

The company said it considers the updates especially timely, to safeguard against foreign interference amid "attacks on the rise and many major events on the horizon this year like the U.S. elections in November", a blog post announcing the changes said.

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