Google claimed that none of its employees have been exposed to a phishing attack since they started using physical security keys. Google believes in the device so much that it will soon start selling its own, Titan's security key. (1
Google, claiming that none of its employees have been exposed to a phishing attack since early 2017 after they started using physical security keys will soon start selling their own version of the cybersecurity device.
Phishing attacks attempt to trick users to provide sensitive information, such as login information. The upcoming Titan Security Key will look to give users an almost incurable wall against such attacks, similar to the protection received by Google employees.
Physical Security Keys Protect Google Employees From Phishing
No Google employee has been switched to phishing attacks since early 2017 when the company began to claim that they used physical security keys. The units, which can be purchased as cheap as $ 20, provide an alternative approach to two-factor authentication.
Tofaktor Authentication protects users against phishing attacks by requiring two sets of information to log in to an account. While an attacker may steal the user's password, the other code, usually sent to the user's smartphone, is more difficult to obtain. It is possible to capture the codes sent via SMS, but then physical security keys are the safer version. The devices must be plugged into the computer where users log in to their account.
According to Google, none of its more than 85,000 workers have seen their information due to a phishing attack for more than a year. The company apparently appears with physical safety keys so much that it will soon start selling.
Google Titan Security Key Coming Soon
Titan's security key, Google's version of the physical security key, will be available in two models, namely as a USB stick and as a Bluetooth device. Google will start selling the device through the online store in the next few months, with $ 50 pricing for a bundle of both USB and Bluetooth models or around $ 20 to $ 25 each.
"We are very confident in the quality of safety," said Google Product Identity and Security Christiaan Brand. "We are very confident how we store secrets and how difficult it would be for an attacker to get in and blow up security . "
Google Titan Security Key will be an alternative to Yubico's products that Google employees have used. In a blog post, Yubico's CEO Stina Ehrensvard criticized Google's decision to launch a Bluetooth model for Titan Security Key.
Ehrensvard said that Yubico would welcome all competitors in the security key industry, but noted that it has decided not to launch a Bluetooth product because it does not meet the company's security standards.
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