Chromebooks gain native support for 2FA and faster web sign-ins with Chrome OS 88

Your Chromebook PIN or fingerprint sensor will act as a 2FA method once Chrome OS 88 rolls out. This second layer of account protection keeps you safe even if your online account credentials are compromised.

Google launches Password Checkup; here’s how to use it on your Chromebook

Google’s Password Checker, which will alert you if it sees your account credentials in database of 4 billion known breached accounts, lands on the web. Here’s how to use it on your Chromebook until Google integrates it into Chrome OS.

Chrome OS may add extra security to view passwords saved in a Google account

Unlike the Chrome browser on Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS, Chrome OS doesn’t require additional authentication when viewing your saved passwords. That may change due to a bug report, although there’s a debate on if this should just apply to enterprises.

Chrome OS and Chrome getting support for biometric 2FA with CTAP2 standard

As early as Chrome version 69, you’ll be able to log into a web service without using a password but with the added security benefits of either biometrics or a PIN thanks to the coming support for CTAP2 FIDO devices.

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