Google has rolled out an update for its two-factor physical security keys for protecting Google Accounts that makes it easier to enroll the keys on Android and macOS devices.
Google users can register the security keys on Android devices running Android 7.0 “N” and newer using Chrome version 70 and up. The keys can also be registered on macOS devices using Safari version 13.0.4 and newer, ZDNet reported this morning.
Usability issues are notoriously a hindrance when it comes to protecting users from phishing. Most of the time, phishing attempts are successful not because they are particularly well designed, but because the receiver instinctively clicks on a link or downloads an attachment with productivity and business operations in mind.
Google’s upgrade on 2FA, designed to encourage the adoption of extra security measures, is definitely a welcome step in the right direction. The more email providers will show commitment towards security, the closer we will be to making phishing an unprofitable and, therefore, obsolete form of cybercrime.