After its initial launch in the United States in 2018, the Google Titan Security key is now getting available to the consumers of the UK, Canada, Japan and France who prefer high-level security on their data and online information. An initiative for launching its sales in Australia has been in talks as well. With the gradually advancing hacking and malware notoriety, a single password now stands too vulnerable as a line of defense, because if one single password is used for maintaining different accounts of a user, then there is high chance of getting his/her login details getting accessed by data breach and phishing (clicking onto a fabricated login page that records the username and password).
This is where Google Titan Security key comes in: which uses hardware-based two-factor authentication, which is the most effective solution against phishing and data leakages. Two-factor refers to the verification of both the authenticity of the website as well as the identity of the person who’s trying to visit it. This security key can connect to any device via any of the three means of verification: Bluetooth, NFC or USB.
In order to register the keys with his/her Google account, the client shall need to visit the setup page of Google and then simply follow the instruction guidelines. The process shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to complete. So far, customer reviews have widely praised its desktop compatibility; however, some of them have suggested that the mobile compatibility needs upgradations.
Although the Google Titan Security key was initially designed as a security measure to protect the data of Google employees, and the workers had never experienced any further phishing attacks ever since. Observing its efficiency with malware and data theft cases, Google decided to launch it to the consumers as well. The security key costs nearly $50 in the US, about $65 CAD in Canada, and about £50 in France.