Your Android phone is now a security key for 2FA

Therefore, no one should be surprised to find out that the Android parent is paying lots of attention to Google Play Services and that its improving performances its every week via APK updates. It is not for sure when Google plans to bring this change.

"The Play Store is full of apps that defy Google's age rating policy and filtering tools", Wired reported. Hence, you must consider download in the latest version of Updown APK on your Android device. Not just that, but these software tweaks are also speeding up the boot time for the Google Play Store.

While Exodus for Android has likely infected "several hundred if not a thousand or more" devices, it's not clear how many Apple users were affected with the iOS variant of the malware. Nevertheless, the Android phone accessing the 2FA security feature needs to be running on Android 7.0 or above. The main difference between the two is that Google prompt relies on an internet connection between your Android device and your PC. We have a quick explainer if you're curious how the technology works, but the elevator pitch is that your Android phone communicates with Chrome to verify your identity and the legitimacy of the website you're signing into. Instead of hitting a "Download" button and waiting for the update to be manually installed, Android users will need to also head over to their smartphone's Settings panel and enable the "Unknown Sources" option which makes their smartphones eligible for this kind of updates. The FIDO security keys, similar to the Titan Security Key prevent users from being subjected to phishing tricks by requiring to plug in and tap their physical device.

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Also helping to reduce security issues is Google's monthly security update program.

As per Google's blog post, to enable this security feature, users first have to sign-in to their Google account's on their Android devices. In fact, during the fourth quarter of last year, 84% more devices received a security update compared to the same quarter the previous year. We have already updated our Google Pixel 3 with the 19MB patch with this method.

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