Google Titan Security Key Adds Muscle to Online Security

July 27, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Technology has conquered a great part of our daily lives. At the same time, it has evolved at a great speed and many out there are still trying to keep up with the rapidly growing world of technology.

This can include a malware-ridden thumb drive, an email phishing scam that can confuse an innocent worker, or even a security hold in the hardware or software itself. Hackers now a days use various methods to access a private data to use it or to sell it online.

In this context, Google is bringing in the Titan Security Key, which, in fact, is a physical device that can improve online security to a great extent. Companies including Equifax, eBay, JP Morgan Chase, Yahoo, Target and Adobe had encountered hackers in the recent past, and it needs to be noted that none of these hacks were done in a similar way; it differed for all the companies.

With the new device, Google aims to ensure that this kind of hacks does not happen again to companies. It also announced that since 2017, as many as 85,000 of their employees were not hacked. The company is of the view that they have found a solution for these hacks. According to Google, the physical security key can solve these problems.

Those who think that physical security key is something new to the tech- world, it is not. Companies like Feitian, Yubico, and others supported FIDO, FIDO2, U2F and many more verification methods. Regular users of Google have used these methods for a while.

The new device will feature custom firmware developed by Google. The device will be made available in USB and NFC/ Bluetooth options. It will be offered on Google’s online store in few months. With a bundle option of $50, the device will be offered at an individual pricing of $25.

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