Google USB Security Key is hard to hack


Web Search giant Google which is now a business unit of Alphabet Inc has announced that its USB security keys are hard to get cracked by hackers and added that none of its employees using it till date have been compromised.

As per the stats available with Cybersecurity Insiders, Google has been giving out its security physical keys since 2017 and has so far managed to cover up 85,000 of its employees. The internet juggernaut has proudly announced on Tuesday that none of its employee accounts who have been using the security keys have been hacked till date.

A security report from KerbsOnSecurity has confirmed the report and applauded Google for offering the keys for as low as $20.

Google USB Security Keys which will be in line with Yubikeys are devices which when plugged into a system allow the computer users to log-in into the online services.

Nowadays, those concerned about their computer security are not only interested in having qualitative to protect their online activity from hackers. But instead, desire to have more. This is where two-way authentications have helped the guys to satiate their privacy concern needs to a certain extent.

However, Google has taken a step forward by offering security keys for all account access to its services and has confirmed that they have been no account takeovers since then.

From early this year, websites like Facebook, Dropbox, Github have started to accept Google’s USB security keys as a security authentication for users to access their respective services. And currently, Google’s USB Security Sticks are being supported by Chrome, Firefox, and opera browsers with Edge to follow from November this year.

Apple is yet to announce its stand on supporting Google USB security sticks on its Safari Browsers.

Google is yet to start selling its USB Security keys named “The Titan Security Key” on a commercial note. It said that it will offer these keys in both USB and Bluetooth versions for $50, $20 and $25.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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