Physical security keys are the most effective ways to protect yourself on the internet. Google started requiring all of its 85,000 employees to start using security keys in 2018. Since then, Google has managed to minimize the instances of phishing attacks.
The newly announced security key is compatible with major desktop operating systems including Chrome OS, macOS, Windows, and Android. It is manufactured by Yubico. To use it on iOS, you need a lightning-equipped key like YubiKey 5Ci. According to Google, this key features the same secure hardware element and firmware that is built into the two existing Titan Keys.
This key is also FIDO compliant, which will work out of the box with password manages like 1Password, and websites including Dropbox, Facebook, and Twitter. All you need to do is plug the key into your deice and authenticate your identity. Google recommends enrolling in its Advance Protection Program.
Yubico is known or manufacturing the security keys. The partnership has helped Google in keeping the size of this USB-drive sized device small. The security key looks a lot similar to Yubico’s YubiKey 5C; however, Google’s Titan Key supports more protocols than that of Yubico.
Google’s other two Titan security keys were previously available as $50 bundle. But Google says that you have to buy them individually from tomorrow. Security keys are important in today’s age. Two factor authentication (2FA) is an important method in confirming the user identity by using a combination of two different factors.
Titan Security Keys work on any site where FIDO keys are supported for 2FA. Some of these supports sites include 1Password, Coinbase, Dropbox, Facebook, GitHub, Salesforce, Stripe, Twitter etc.