Chrome browser is now a security key for the Google account

Google has added more security options to the account for those who use two-step authentication or 2FA: the option to accept the second step through Google Chrome on Android will be available soon, as a security key. The option at the moment is in beta and via a flag.

Using two-step security systems is the best option for those who want to control their connections as much as possible. Currently, this is a possibility of much of the applications and services; and mandatory for Internet payments, for example. Google offers different options to authenticate the connection. And now he has introduced a new way.

Google Chrome becomes a 2 FA security key

Two-step verification via Google Chrome. Screenshots of 9to5Google

Google has a long history of offering different two-step sign-in options. With SMS, for example; or by saying yes and entering the code on another device registered with the account. It also introduced the ability to start the account with 2FA physical keys, a method now also used for Google Chrome.

Most devices signed in to the Google Account can be converted to a physical 2FA key. These keys can be used from the security options of the Google account. And, as 9to5Google discovered, Google is also introducing the ability to sign in with your browser.

The idea of ​​the process is that when requesting the second step of connection, the button goes directly to the Google Chrome of the nearby mobile. In this way, there is no need to send an SMS or to need an Internet connection to accept the boot from another device: the process is done by proximity and by cable (low energy Bluetooth applied to the cloud ).

Google is testing the feature, but at the moment it is not in its stable state. For Google Chrome on Android to detect the second authentication step, you need version 93 beta and first enable the “chrome: // flags / # enable-web-authentication-cable-v2-support” flag. Once the process is complete, and provided that Google’s two-factor verification is enabled, the second step should automatically switch to nearby mobile through the browser.

Via | 9to5Google

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