Sunday, 21 July, 2019

Google is beta testing Android phones as Bluetooth-based two-step verification tokens

Your Android phone can now be used as a two-step verification key Google transforms Android phones into security keys
Emmett Howard | 11 April, 2019, 16:25

But more importantly, you will need to use the Google Chrome browser for the feature to work.

Once enabled, you'll get a prompt on your chosen Android device to approve your login any time you try to sign into your Google account.

Two factor authentication is one of the best ways you can secure your online accounts against misuse by those who might compromise your passwords. You need to connect your phone to your laptop via Bluetooth prior to this.

The system, launched this week in beta form, is compatible with any Windows 10, macOS, or Chrome OS desktop or laptop with a functional Bluetooth connection.

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YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy, an aspirant for the CM's post, is fighting from his family's pocketborough Pulivendula. Several union ministers including Nitin Gadkari, Kiren Rijiju and VK Singh are among those whose fate will be decided today.

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Juventus only displayed their attacking threat in patches, with Federico Bernardeschi lively and Ronaldo hooking one chance wide. David Neres seizes upon an error by Cancelo, races towards the left of the area and curves a wonderful shot into the far corner.

Sign in to your Google account on your Android device. The feature is now limited to accessing a Google account on the Chrome web browser through a Bluetooth-enabled Chrome OS, Mac, or Windows device.

Google has also provided an option to add an additional device in case you lose your primary device. All users need is to make sure that same Google account is logged into a phone with Android version 7.0 Nougat or later. To do this, visit this page on your desktop, and log in if prompted.

Now the service is only available on Android devices and at this time it can only be used to login to Google services such as Gmail, G Suite and Google Cloud. Choose your phone and you're good to go. The built-in security key works with both standard and business Google accounts. It'll authenticate you wirelessly by communicating your desktop over Bluetooth.

Google said that once Android users have added their smartphone to their Google Account and enrolled in two-step verification, they can add their device as a security key in their two-step verification settings.

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