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Updated at 07/26/2018 – 4:40 PM


SAN FRANCISCO, July 25 (Xinhua) – Google today announced the launch of a USB key that it developed on its own to increase the security of online access for its users.

Google's new security solution, in the form of a USB key called Titan Security Key, is an innovative context-based access approach that seeks to replace the use of unique passwords to enter computers in order to avoid phishing attacks. identity and other illegal cyber activities.

The security key, currently available only to its cloud customers, will soon be sold to the general public at Google's online store in the coming months. The key is used to enter via Bluetooth and USB when it is connected to a USB port on a computer to avoid the process of entering the user's password.

Google said it has long advocated the use of security keys as the strongest and most resistant to identity theft authentication factor for high-value users, especially cloud administrators, to protect themselves from potentially damaging consequences of credential theft. .

"Titan Security Key gives greater peace of mind that the accounts are protected, with guarantees from Google about the integrity of the physical key," Jennifer Lin, director of product management at Google Cloud, said today in an official blog.

Google pointed out that the security key was developed in partnership with Identidad en Línea Rápida (FIDO), an industrial consortium that focuses on creating better identification alternatives.

The authentication standards that comply with the FIDO specification are supported by several applications and search engines such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Firefox in its latest version.

Google has done internal tests with the security key since early 2017 and did not publicly announce the price of the key.

According to reports, the key could be sold at $ 50 per package or at $ 20 per piece.

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