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Chrome could lock down your incognito tabs so only you can access them

Chrome could lock down your incognito tabs so only you can access them

Incognito mode in Chrome is perfect for any time you need to keep private information from being stored in the browser. If you've ever had to check a bank account on a device that wasn't yours, you know how essential it is. To help keep your open incognito tabs just a little more secure, Google is adding optional biometric authentication to its Android app — though it may take a while before you can actually use it.

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TeamViewer for Android finally adds support for biometric authentication

TeamViewer for Android finally adds support for biometric authentication

TeamViewer for Android is a handy way to control computers, tablets, and smartphones remotely. However, it can prove to be a double-edged sword. Anyone with access to your unlocked phone can request remote control of saved systems and potentially access sensitive and confidential data. Fortunately, the latest update introduces a security feature that has been a long time coming.

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August and Yale locks pick up remote biometric verification

August and Yale locks pick up remote biometric verification

August and Yale smart locks are picking up a new feature that should make remote access just a little bit more secure. The opt-in change allows for remote biometric authentication before locking or unlocking your home's smart lock remotely. Further enhancing on-device security, there's a new Hide Entry Codes feature that — you guessed it — makes it so your entry codes can only be viewed for a short time.

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Credit Karma picks up support for Pixel 4 face unlock

Credit Karma picks up support for Pixel 4 face unlock

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Enpass and Bitwarden allow authentication using Pixel 4’s face unlock

Enpass and Bitwarden allow authentication using Pixel 4’s face unlock

Google’s newest pair of flagships did away with a rear-facing fingerprint reader in favor of a more sophisticated face unlock. Password manager apps fall under the category that can benefit the most from its added security (arguable), and they’re indeed leading the way. Taking a cue from Lastpass, Enpass and Bitwarden have now joined the small list of password managers that support Pixel 4’s biometric authentication.

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[Update: Now in stable] LastPass beta supports Android 10’s biometrics API, enabling face unlock for Pixel 4 owners

[Update: Now in stable] LastPass beta supports Android 10’s biometrics API, enabling face unlock for Pixel 4 owners

LastPass is just one of many password managers out there, though it has one of the most generous pricing schemes to offer. Its Android application has always been fairly modern and is known to quickly include new OS features in its beta, like Oreo's autofill API and Marshmallow's new app permission model. Today, the firm continues this commitment by announcing it'll support Android 10's biometrics, meaning you'll be able to unlock the app with Pixel 4's face authentication.

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Trusted Face smart unlock method has been removed from Android devices

Trusted Face smart unlock method has been removed from Android devices

Face unlock is more widely available on smartphones nowadays, but many of us seem to forget that Android has always had a barebones — albeit easily fooled — equivalent of the feature for years. Android Smart Lock's Trusted face was added in 2014 and has been accessible to users on all Android devices until recently. Now, it's completely gone from stock and OEM devices, running Android 10 or below.

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