Google Titan Security Key review: An expensive, easy-to-use security key

Google Titan Security Key review: An expensive, easy-to-use security key

Curated via Twitter from FutureShift’s twitter account….

Linking either of the Titan Security Keys to a Google account is easy.

With its extra layer of verification and the Google brand, is the Titan Security Key worth $50?

Google hasn’t reinvented the wheel with Titan, offering folks a physical alternative to traditional two-factor authentication (2FA) methods of receiving codes over text or even its own Authenticator App.

Google’s extra layer of verification to the normal security key model offers a good defense against phishing attacks.

It’s almost like the team that designed the Titan Security Key wasn’t in contact with Google’s larger hardware team.

I got the Titan Security Key working with Facebook, LastPass, Dropbox, and of course Google.

Now, Google is entering the market with the Titan Security Key.

While Google claims that the keys need to be associated with the Advanced Protection Program (APP), I did not find this to be the case.

The APP is Google’s strongest form of security for accounts, and it requires a physical authenticator.

That’s nice, but not every service is Google, and the company can’t control how other FIDO (Fast IDdentiy Online) services handle setup.

The Bluetooth version of the key has a microUSB port for charging, but it would have made much more sense if Google made this a USB-C port for fast charging, especially since Google has been championing the port.

Once paired, the Titan Security Keys will be linked to your account.

Google makes adding a security to key an account quite simple.

The Titan Security Key looks like any other physical authenticator.

Google has made a good security key, but it’s not the most compelling one out there.

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