Google has officially launched its latest security key that allows users to take advantage of strong 2FA (two-factor authentication) and MFA (multi-factor authentication) for programs, websites, and services that support it. It is the new FIDO2-compatible Google Titan Security Key.
The new key acts as a physical solution in addition to, or sometimes in replacement of, a password. Making it harder for others to try to get into your accounts. Not every company supports security keys just yet, but this makes for an excellent way to stay safe with those that do.
We have covered security keys in the past, including from companies like Kensington and YubiKey. All of which have proven to be a game changer when it comes to security. More companies are starting to support these for their 2FA/MFA login options, which makes it even more useful to have one of these in your pocket (or in a safe depending on what you use it for).
Amazon was one of the latest companies to start supporting additional ways to confirm logins with its support for passkey logins. This is done using the built-in security features of your OS (Windows Hello, iOS, Android, etc). This includes facial recognition, fingerprint, or a lock screen pin. If your OS supports security keys, this should work as well.
Google’s new Titan Security Key can support up to 250 unique passkey pairings for your logins. There are two models so you can support either USB-A or USB-C devices, both of which support NFC so you can simply tap them to devices that support NFC (typically most modern smartphones outside of an entry-level model here or there). The USB-A model retails for $30, while the USB-C model retails for $35. Both are available now.