Google’s Titan security key is now available on the Google store priced at $50 for the full kit. What does it do you ask? Well, here’s the low down.
Basically, it’s a two-step verification that comes with a security key which uses cryptography that provides a two-way verification. This will ensure your Google account stays safe and the information linked to the account.
When you plug in the Bluetooth dongle there will be a button, this button makes life so much simpler, you just tap the button on your key instead of retyping codes. Unlike other verification methods, this does not require a mobile number or text message.
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But who needs it? This security key has been recommended for all Google admins and users with high risk and high-value users to protect them against phishing or scams.
Titan Security Keys are built with a secure element that includes firmware engineered by Google to verify the integrity of the key and implement FIDO standards that work with many popular devices, browsers, and services.
Features & Benefits
A hardware chip that includes firmware developed by Google helps to verify that the keys haven’t been tampered with.
Growing app ecosystem
Titan Security Keys can be used to authenticate to Google and many other services that support FIDO standards.
Broad browser support
Titan Security Keys are compatible with browsers (including Chrome) that support FIDO standards and are available in two form factors (USB/NFC and USB/NFC/Bluetooth).
Security key enforcement
Available to Google Cloud customers, security key enforcement allows admins to require the use of security keys in their organization.
Advanced Protection Program
Titan Security Keys are compatible with the Advanced Protection Program, Google’s strongest security offering that helps safeguard the Google Accounts of anyone at risk of targeted attacks.
Will you be heading to the Google store to buy one? If so, let me know either way! And tell me why.
In today's society, added security is always a benefit to the majority of the world as most information is now stored online. Be safe and protect yourself and your data.