Support for hardware security keys is included in Apple's latest iOS 16.3 version.
Credit Image: Unsplash

Support for hardware security keys is included in Apple’s latest iOS 16.3 version.

With the update, you can contact the authorities in a slightly different way.

The latest version of iOS, 16.3, released by Apple today, has improved security. iOS users now have the option of using physical security keys for two-factor authentication (2FA) with their Apple ID. The corporation introduced this new strategy last year, and it serves to further safeguard individuals such as celebrities, journalists, and government officials who face unique security risks.

It is hoped that the availability of physical key support would reduce the prevalence of phishing schemes, which rely on fooling consumers into giving an intruder access through 2FA. If you use a YubiKey or similar device, only those who have the actual key may access your account. Some USB-based security keys are also compatible with the iPhone’s Lightning connector. Nonetheless, Apple’s Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter should support USB keys, and NFC and Bluetooth keys should function with the iPhone.

With iOS 16.3, Emergency SOS has also been updated with new features and improvements. You may still activate emergency calling by holding down the power and volume-up keys, but the device will no longer dial 911 unless you manually initiate the call. You may cancel before calling for help in an emergency.

This version also includes solutions for a number of bugs, including the Freeform app’s strokes not showing up on shared boards, the iPhone 14 Pro Max displaying horizontal lines after waking, and the Home lock screen widget not displaying the app’s state. As a cherry on top, it now works with the HomePod’s updated second generation.

Access the update under Settings > General > Software Update if you possess a device that is eligible for it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *