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Maintaining online safety is vital for the digital world that we live in and one of the most common security breaches these days is phishing - a practice which allows hackers to steal your credentials. For the same email providers like Google adopted features like Two-Step Verification and security codes to add more steps into the sign-in process. Even with Two-Step Verification, it is possible for hackers to gain unauthorised access by deploying fake sign-in pages. To avoid the same, Google has now announced a new feature which will enable you to use your Android phones as physical security keys in order to sign in to you accounts. This step brings an additional layer of security to your login process because in order to circumvent this, someone will need to have physical possession of your smartphone to gain access to your email and cloud accounts.
Here’s how you can start using your Android phones as physical security keys.
To use the built-in security key on your Android phone, Google has detailed a number of prerequisites which are as follows:
Google also recommends using a backup security key to your account and keeping it in a safe place just in case you lose your phone.
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