Google added a new way to verify your logins this week: using your Android phone as a physical security key for two-factor authentication. You should be using two-factor authentication to log onto websites, so that even if someone has your password from a data breach, they won’t be able to get in. And now with the new feature, if you have an Android phone running 7 or higher, you also have a convenient security key.
It’s more secure than many existing 2FA options (such as using SMS) because your phone will check in with your computer via Bluetooth to make sure you’re on the correct website and not being phished. SMS can be hacked, and most other secondary methods of verifying your logins won’t be able to check you’re attempting to log…
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