Google has made it official that it is going to use Apple iPhones and Android Devices as physical devices that could help in preventing phishing attacks on users using its web services. The plan is to use the mobile phones as physical keys such as Titan Keys to eliminate any kind of man-in-the-middle-attacks.
All these days, smart phones were being used for the authentication of online accounts. Now, their Bluetooth feature will be utilized to check whether it is near the PC the user is using- all to avoid cyber attacks involving distant attacker from tricking users with a fake browser sign-in.
Daniel Margolis, the Technical Engineer from of the Alphabet Inc’s subsidiary, confirmed the news and added that the feature will only be implied to systems operating in the United States on an initial note and will be rolled out to other countries by this year end.
Google the internet juggernaut has planned to extend the phishing protection support to all its services such as Docs, Sheets and slides and will roll out to others such as Keep Notes by this year end.
The only bad news is Google plans to keep the protection glued to Wi-Fi networks on an initial note where users need to login into their accounts by keeping their PC and smart phone on the same wireless networks.
NOTE- Currently, 2-Factor Authentication can be implemented via smart phone that is only the telecom network.