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Technology Google teams up with Yubico to build a USB-C Titan Security Key

19:50  14 october  2019
19:50  14 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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Google has a new security tool will appeal to people with a lot of USB - C devices. On Monday, the company announced a new version of its Titan Security Key that features a To make the small, USB drive-sized device, Google partnered with Yubico , which makes the 5Ci mentioned above and is

Last August, Google released its first two Titan security keys , which you could use as physical keys for two-factor authentication for some online services over Google says it partnered with security key -maker Yubico to manufacture its new USB - C key , and it shows: Google ’s key looks a lot like

Google has a new security tool will appeal to people with a lot of USB-C devices. On Monday, the company announced a new version of its Titan Security Key that features a USB-C connector, and you'll be able to buy the accessory starting tomorrow for $40 from the Google Store.

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The key is compatible with all three major desktop operating systems -- Chrome OS, macOS and Windows -- as well as Android. For iOS support, you'll need a Lightning-equipped key like the YubiKey 5Ci. Additionally, Google says the key features the same secure hardware element and firmware that's built into its two existing Titan Keys.

Like those keys, it's also FIDO compliant, meaning it will work out of the box with password managers like 1Password, as well as websites like Dropbox, Facebook and Twitter. All you need to do is plug the key into your device and you'll be able to authenticate your identity. To make the small, USB drive-sized device, Google partnered with Yubico, which makes the 5Ci mentioned above and is considered one of the leaders in the space.

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The USB - C Titan security key does the same things as the USB-A model. It’s built to the FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) standard and is compatible with Android Google worked with Yubico on this key , who is a company that has done a lot of work in this area. Google will be selling the USB - C

We’ve rounded up eight different security keys to try to find one suitable for most users and best for Yubico offers different keys for devices with USB- A , USB - C , or NFC connections, while Google The key itself is “made in the USA and Sweden,” and comes packaged in a simple cardboard and plastic

If you're not familiar with physical security keys, they're considered one of the more effective ways to protect yourself online. In 2018, Google began requiring all of its 85,000 to start using security keys. Since then, the company said it hasn't seen a single instance of a successful phishing attack. At $40, Google's new security key is among the most affordable options you can buy today. Starting tomorrow, Google will also offer its Bluetooth and USB-A Titan Security Key bundle as two products you can purchase separately. Between the three keys, there are now a lot of options for people who want to take that extra step to secure their logins.

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