Google announces its first foray into the security key market

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Google is having a busy week at its Cloud Next '18 conference, but it's primarily been all software announcements. That changed on Wednesday with the Titan Security Key.

The Titan is a physical security key that adds a layer of authentication to an account — one that a digital authenticator can't match. It will first launch for Google Cloud customers before rolling out to all consumers via the Google Store in the months that follow.

Titan will come in two models: a USB-A one and a Bluetooth one, both with the same core functionality. It will utilize the same standard and protocols as other keys but has an extra layer of firmware that Google says will verify its integrity. This will likely increase the safety of this key, and will make it even more difficult for a phishing attack to authenticate with it.   Read more...

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