New Google USB-C Titan Security Keys in partnership with Yubico

    New Google USB-C Titan Security Keys in partnership with Yubico

    New Google USB-C Titan Security Keys in partnership with Yubico

    Compatible with your Android, Chrome OS, macOS, and Windows devices

    Posted: 14 Oct 2019

    Securing access to online accounts is critical for safeguarding private, financial, and other sensitive data online. Phishing - where an attacker tries to trick you into giving them your username and password - is one of the most common causes of data breaches. To protect user accounts, we’ve long made it a priority to offer users many convenient forms of 2-Step Verification (2SV), also known as two-factor authentication (2FA), in addition to Google’s automatic protections. These measures help to ensure that users are not relying solely on passwords for account security.

    For users at higher risk (e.g., IT administrators, executives, politicians, activists) who need more effective protection against targeted attacks, security keys provide the strongest form of 2FA. To make this phishing-resistant security accessible to more people and businesses, we recently built this capability into Android phones, expanded the availability of Titan Security Keys to more regions (Canada, France, Japan, the UK), and extended Google’s Advanced Protection Program to the enterprise.

    Starting tomorrow, you will have an additional option: Google’s new USB-C Titan Security Key, compatible with your Android, Chrome OS, macOS, and Windows devices.

    USB-C Titan Security Key

    We partnered with Yubico to manufacture the USB-C Titan Security Key. We have had a long-standing working and customer relationship with Yubico that began in 2012 with the collaborative effort to create the FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) standard, the first open standard to enable phishing-resistant authentication. This is the same security technology that we use at Google to protect access to internal applications and systems.

    USB-C Titan Security Keys are built with a hardware secure element chip that includes firmware engineered by Google to verify the key’s integrity. This is the same secure element chip and firmware that we use in our existing USB-A/NFC and Bluetooth/NFC/USB Titan Security Key models manufactured in partnership with Feitian Technologies.

    USB-C Titan Security Keys will be available tomorrow individually for $40 on the Google Store in the United States. USB-A/NFC and Bluetooth/NFC/USB Titan Security Keys will also become available individually in addition to the existing bundle. Bulk orders are available for enterprise organizations in select countries.

    We highly recommend all users at a higher risk of targeted attacks to get Titan Security Keys and enroll into the Advanced Protection Program (APP), which provides Google’s industry-leading security protections to defend against evolving methods that attackers use to gain access to your accounts and data. You can also use Titan Security Keys for any site where FIDO security keys are supported for 2FA, including your personal or work Google Account, 1Password, Coinbase, Dropbox, Facebook, GitHub, Salesforce, Stripe, Twitter, and more.

    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    14 Oct 2019

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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    USB-C Titan Security Keys now available in the US

    Quick launch summary

    We’re expanding the 2-Step Verification (2SV) options available for Google Accounts by offering a new USB-C Titan Security Key in the United States.

    Titan Security Keys are phishing-resistant two-factor authentication (2FA) devices that support FIDO standards. FIDO security keys are the strongest form of 2SV available, and using them can significantly reduce the risk of account hijacking. Providing a USB-C option alongside the other available 2SV methods will help make it easier for more users to protect their accounts.

    These new Titan Security Keys can also be used in Google’s Advanced Protection Program for enterprise, which is designed to protect users most at risk of targeted attacks. These can include IT administrators, business executives, and employees in security-sensitive industries such as finance and healthcare.

    USB-C Titan Security Keys are compatible with Android, Chrome OS, macOS, and Windows devices. For more information, see our post about USB-C Titan Security Keys on the Google Security Blog.

    USB-C Titan Security Key is now available


    Rollout details

    G Suite editions

    Available to all G Suite and Cloud Identity editions.

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    Windows 10 X64

    I have the Titan Security Keys type A version. They work good. The only problem is they are made out of plastic and since the devices are put on the key ring its really important that the make them out of composite materials. At lease the bluetooth device out of the pair I am worried about. Since its hollow inside and has a few parts. Where as the usb key itself seems pretty solid. I tried to search on google to see if google was taking any feedback of these devices and was not able to find anything. If anyone has a link for that please let me know.
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