Two-factor authentication is a must in today’s digital world. There are different methods to do this, but perhaps the most secure is to use a hardware key. Now, you will be able to protect your Apple account using one.
Along with other security announcements, such as a new level of encryption for iCloud, the company confirmed that you’ll now be able to use third-party hardware keys to protect your iCloud account. It will make things simpler and more secure at the same time: instead of having to get a two-factor authentication code to open your account, you can (optionally) take your hardware key and tap it on top of your iPhone , and that will serve as the authentication method.
Apple says this feature is designed for users facing “concerted threats” to their online accounts, referring to public figures such as celebrities, journalists or politicians. After all, you have no way of accessing your account unless you have the hardware key with you, essentially making it phishing-proof.
This feature should be available on your phone in a few days. I just hope you don’t lose your security key. That would be very bad.