Google Launched Titan Security Key to Cut Down Phising Attack
Today, Google at the Next conference in San Francisco, has announced a new product key and named it as the Titan Security Key—a small USB gadget, like Yubico’s YubiKey, that offers hardware based two-factor authentication for online accounts inorder to provide the highest level of protection against phising attacks to it’s clients.
These Hardware based security keys are believed to be more efficient to forefend phishing, man-in-the-middle (MITM) and different types of assaults because although if the credintials are endangered, still the account login is impossible without that physical key.
From last year Google has been testing the key within the organization with their employess and none of the employee using this key became the victim of of phishing attacks.
While announcing the key Google said, “Titan Security Key gives you even more peace of mind that your account are protected, with assurance from Google of the integrity of the physical key.”
When compared with the conventional authentication protocols, Universal second Factor Authentication (U2F) will be a great deal for the attackers to compromise.
A physical security key includes an additional layer of confirmation to a account over your password, and clients can rapidly sign into their records safely just by embeddings the USB security key and squeezing a catch.
Titan Security Keys depends on the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, Universal second Factor Authentication (U2F) protocols and incorporates a safe component and a firmware created by Google that checks the integrity of security keys at the hardware level.
At present, Titan Security Keys is available to Google Cloud clients, but soon it will be available for anybody which they can buy it from the Google Store. Till now ,Google hasn’t declared valuing for the Titan Security Key however is said to be around $20 or $30.
Titan Security Key are intended to confirm logins over USB and Bluetooth. Bluetooth based remote keys can be associated with both, your PC and cell phones. Titan keys work with numerous online aervice like Google, Dropbox, Facebook, Github,Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.