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Support for security keys, among the novelties of Apple’s iOS 16.3

Apple released iOS 16.3the new update to its operating system, which includes new features such as support for security keys when logging in with Apple ID and improvements in data security.

This iPhone update can now be downloaded globally. In addition, the technology company has implemented updates for iPadOS with version 16.3 and for watchOS with version 9.3.

Among the novelties of this update, Apple has included support for security keys for iPhone and iPad. This system gives users an extra layer of protection to sign in with Apple IDas a physical Apple device is required instead of a password.

In this way, as the company explains on its website, a “physical security key” as part of the two-factor authentication login process on new devices.

These keys are an advanced security feature designed for individuals who want additional protection against targeted attacks, identity theft, phishing, or scams of the style. Specific, it is a third-party hardware device that can be used to verify identity when signing in with your Apple ID accountaccording to the company.

Thus, the keys replace the six-digit verification codes that are generated on the devices or sent through text messages as an extra measure to gain access. It is because of that “can prevent even advanced attackers from gaining information about you through a phishing scam”, stresses Apple.

Another novelty for iPhone is a new operation of the SOS function, with which it is intended to avoid making emergency calls inadvertently, details Europe Press. Before the smartphone it performed a countdown while the side button and one of the volume buttons were held down. However, this update will wait for the user releases the buttons for the iPhone to initiate the call.

Likewise, this update adds compatibility with the 2nd generation HomePods, which the company presented last week and which brings improvements in Siri features, a more advanced audio level and a safe home automation experience. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso


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