Enhancing security measures is crucial in today's digital landscape. In a bid to provide users with a more secure and convenient authentication method, Google has introduced passkeys for Google accounts. This feature, already available on Chrome and Android, is now accessible for iOS users as well. By following a few simple steps, you can enable passkeys on your iPhone and sign in to your Google account using your iOS passcode, Touch ID, Face ID, or a hardware security key.
Google has updated its security app for two-factor authentication to include the ability to sync passcodes across devices. Prior to this update the free Google Authenticator app lacked the capability for synchronization, meaning that users who lost their device also lost access to their two-factor authentication codes. However, Google announced on Monday that this limitation will no longer be an issue.
While it is common knowledge that one should have a will to distribute their assets in the advent of their death, it is likely that many people haven't given much thought to their digital assets. Aside from your data being valuable, you probably don't want an open social media account receiving messages after you have passed away. Facebook, for instance, lets you assign somebody to memorialize your page or lets you have it deleted upon receiving proof of your death. Likewise, your Google account holds a lot of information that should also have a management plan in the case of your death.