Google just made its Titan Security Key available on its store for $50.
First announced last month at Google Cloud Next ’18 convention, Titan Security Key is a tiny USB device—similar to Yubico’s YubiKey—that offers hardware-based two-factor authentication (2FA) for online accounts with the highest level of protection against phishing attacks.
Google’s Titan Security Key is now widely available in the United States, with a full kit available for $50, which includes:
- USB security key,
- Bluetooth security key,
- USB-C to USB-A adapter,
- USB-C to USB-A connecting cable.
What Is Google Titan Security Key?
Titan Security Keys is based on the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, U2F (universal 2nd factor) protocol and includes a secure element and a firmware developed by Google that verifies the integrity of security keys at the hardware level.
It adds an extra layer of authentication to an account on top of your password, and users can quickly log into their accounts securely just by inserting the USB security key and pressing a button.
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