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Google launches it’s own USB-based Titan Security Key to enhanced online security

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Google took its efforts to protect online accounts security keys. Google's own Titan Key is a physical device that may be able to render 2FA security nearly impregnable, which uses multifactor authentication to protect people against phishing attacks. Google has now announced that it has built its own U2F security key, called the Titan Key. The Titan Security Key, which comes in both USB and Bluetooth versions which promise secure and easy-to-use PC and mobile authentication for both enterprise cloud customers and consumers. 

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. The FIDO-based device includes firmware developed by Google’s engineers that verifies its integrity so you can log onto your favorite sites worry-free.

How Google Titan Key Works

CNET tried out the Titan Key in an extended hands-on was able to test the Titan Security Key.  Titan Security Keys, available now to Google Cloud customers and should work on any device with a USB port or a Bluetooth connection. if you're familiar with physical security keys, you're probably already familiar with the basic concept. Like Yubikey and similar devices (which Google already supports), the Titan Key is a physical USB or Bluetooth dongle. After logging into a Google account with your username and password, you have to either plug in the USB key or connect to the Bluetooth dongle. This is generally much more secure than a phone-based 2FA code since there's no way for a malefactor to intercept a physical key short of theft.

What is the Need Of Titan Security Key

Need Of Titan Security Key
The Titan Key has only one purpose providing ironclad 2FA security without relying on a phone or tablet.  A physical security key 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. A major data breach or leak exposing the data of millions of users every month or two, if not more often. Large companies almost seem defenseless against sophisticated attackers, although they are certainly not without blame either. 

When Google boasted that none of its 85,000-plus employees had their accounts hacked since early 2017, it was all thanks to an early version of a security key the company was testing. Titan Key which uses multifactor authentication to protect people against phishing attacks. The point is to provide a second layer of security through multifactor authentication that is, more than one method of proving you're the person who's authorized to log in. Hackers may be able to steal your password online, but they often have a much harder time stealing a physical security key that's with you. 


Titan Security Keys work with many devices and apps, that support FIDO protocol, and are built with a secure element and a firmware written by Google that verifies the integrity of security keys at the hardware level. Now available through your Google representative and soon in Google Store.
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