gemini bitcoin exchange latest security update “Gemini – Securing your Gemini Account with WebAuthn”

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 9:30:22 AM EDT, Gemini Trust [email protected] wrote:

Securing Your Gemini Account
Today, we’re excited to introduce support for hardware security keys via WebAuthn (“Web Authentication”). You can now use USB security keys (e.g., Yubikeys, Feitian keys, Trezor and Ledger hardware wallets, etc.), MacOS TouchID, and even Windows Hello as your two-factor authentication (2FA) hardware credential when signing in to your Gemini account.
Using hardware security keys via WebAuthn to secure your Gemini account provides hardware-backed, cryptographic proof that it is you (and not someone else) signing in to your Gemini account — this prevents someone else from signing into your Gemini account even if they have your password. Using hardware security keys via WebAuthn also ensures that you only submit your two-factor credentials to the actual Gemini website and not a malicious website pretending to be the Gemini website.
You can register hardware security keys by going to your account security settings page (you must be logged in). Today’s announcement of WebAuthn, along with previous layers of security we added, such as Authy Push and Whitelisting give you the advanced tools you need to secure your Gemini account.
Gemini is the world’s first crypto exchange and custodian to support the WebAuthn security protocol. We will continue to strive to be the most secure place for you to buy, sell, and store your crypto today and tomorrow. Read more about security best practices, including how to secure your Gemini Account with WebAuthn on our blog.
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Onward and Upward,
Team Gemini
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