Google strengthens mobile security on iOS with YubiKey support via NFC and Lightning
Yubico announces that Google has added native support for WebAuthn on iOS, which is available to users today. You can now use YubiKeys on iPhone and iPad to access iOS apps and Google web services on the Safari browser. The extended support for strong hardware authentication can now be exploited via the Lightning connector (YubiKey 5Ci) and NFC (YubiKey 5 NFC, Security Key NFC).
In other words, users can now protect their Google Account, Google’s Advanced Protection Program (Google’s most secure offering), and even services like Meet and YouTube, with the most secure and secure keys. the easiest to use on the market.
Many people and organizations around the world rely on Google products to run their applications and communicate on a daily basis, as well as to quickly and easily connect to many other online services. Now, this new feature on iOS opens the door to each Google user, allowing them to strengthen their mobile security thanks to more efficient YubiKey solutions.
With the rapid growth of the remote workforce, G Suite administrators will be able to take advantage of this additional level of protection to keep employees safe, no matter where they work. Earlier this year, Google said they had “not yet seen any successful phishing cases” against accounts linked to the Advanced Protection Program. With new support for Lightning and NFC, organizations and users can now avoid all account takeovers on iOS.
The YubiKey 5Ci is the only multi-protocol security key with two connectors for Lightning and USB-C to provide strong authentication on iOS devices and a range of other USB-C compatible devices. Today’s announcement adds to the already long list of services that support the YubiKey 5Ci and Lightning connection, including: 1Password, Bitwarden, Dashlane, Idaptive, Keeper, Okta, and more.
To accompany this announcement, Yubico is offering an exclusive, limited-time promotion to Google Cloud and G Suite customers. Account administrators can request a one-time $ 20 launch reduction on two (2) YubiKeys Series 5, up to 20 keys (maximum reduction value of $ 200), to allow their employees to take advantage of the ease of use, enhanced security and diversity of form factors of YubiKey. This promotion is available worldwide until June 30, 2020 and can be obtained using this link.