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Google Announces New Titan Security Key with USB-C


Even though we use the internet every day, we should never forget that the internet is not a safe place. This is why Google has created the USB-C Titan Security keys which are equipped with hardware secure element chip that is powered by firmware engineered by Google to verify the key’s integrity. This is one of the highest levels of security that you can have and if you are a fan of the Titan keys, then you should be pleased to find out that Google has announced and updated security key that features a USB-C connector.

Google’s New Titan Security Key Uses USB-C

The Android parent has created a new security key that uses a USB-C connector in order to provide a more secure option for users than only the two-factor authentication (2FA) system. Google has partnered with Yubico to manufacture the new key and it will be available for purchase starting tomorrow at the price of $40. The security key is launching first in the United States and Google is only accepting bulk orders from enterprise organizations in select countries.

The Best Security Measure

The new and improved security from Google is also equipped with the latest firmware that helps protect the user from incoming attacks. Nonetheless, let’s go ahead and check out what Google has to say about the new security key:

“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,” said Google.