Apple users will soon get a new option for two-factor authentication, they would be able to log in to their Apple ID account by scanning a third-party physical NFC security key with an Apple device
Apple today introduced three advanced security features, including Security Keys for Apple ID, which give users the choice to require a physical security key to sign in. Other updates are iMessage Contact Key Verification and Advanced Data Protection for iCloud.
Security Keys strengthen Apple’s two-factor authentication by requiring a hardware security key as a way to verify your identity. Users can either scan the key with their device or plug it into their device (if it doesn’t support NFC).
A new feature joins a suite of other advanced Apple protections. From now on, users can verify they are communicating only with whom they intend and further protect important iCloud data.
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