Apple today added support for security keys to enhance the security of Apple IDs, giving users the option to require a physical security key to sign in to their Apple ID accounts.
Security Keys allow users to leverage third-party hardware security keys to enhance the security of their Apple ID beyond two-factor authentication.
Regarding security key support, Apple says it is “designed for users who often face joint threats to their online accounts, such as celebrities, journalists, and government officials.” ID adds to Apple’s standard Apple ID security to prevent advanced attackers from obtaining a user’s second factor through phishing scams.
Apple’s new Security Keys for Apple ID feature, which supports both plug-in and NFC security keys, adds a new prompt to all Apple operating systems, requiring users to go through an additional authentication step before signing into their Apple ID accounts. must be completed.