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Google's 2FA Titan security keys are vulnerable to an attack that can clone them

Google's 2FA Titan security keys are vulnerable to an attack that can clone them

According to a recent research paper, Google's two-factor Titan Security Keys are vulnerable to an attack, ultimately resulting in key duplication or cloning. That comes courtesy of a so-called side-channel vulnerability in the chip powering the 2FA key itself, and it requires login credentials, physical access, full disassembly of the key, hours of work, estimated thousands of dollars resources and equipment to reverse-engineer its cryptographic key, and which would be foiled by U2F standards over the long-term anyway. In short: There's not much for most of our readers to worry about.

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Google releases open-source 2FA security key platform called OpenSK

Google releases open-source 2FA security key platform called OpenSK

Two-factor security is a basic requirement these days if you want to take your digital responsibilities seriously, but some hardware lacks the sort of public documentation that some privacy advocates feel is truly necessary to provide ideal security. Open source enthusiasts will be glad to hear that Google has just announced the release of OpenSK, an open-source implementation for security keys, supporting both FIDO U2F and FIDO2.

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Google Titan Security Key now available in Canada, France, Japan, and the UK

Google Titan Security Key now available in Canada, France, Japan, and the UK

Google's two-factor authentication hardware key, the Titan Security, has been available in the US for almost a year. After disappearing from the Store for a few months and a Bluetooth flaw that required Google to send free replacements, it's now making its way to four other countries.

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Titan Security Key no longer available from the Google Store

Titan Security Key no longer available from the Google Store

For years, Google has been on a mission to make sure you're the only one that can access your online accounts. The company released the Titan Security Key Bundle last year, as a two-factor authentication key for Google accounts (as well as any other FIDO U2F-compatible service). However, the key may have been discontinued, as the Google Store page now says "No longer available."

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Google Authenticator v5.0 adds USB security key support to Chrome and makes copying codes easier [APK Download]

Google Authenticator v5.0 adds USB security key support to Chrome and makes copying codes easier [APK Download]

Google Authenticator is one of many two-factor authentication apps available for Android. While Google's attention is more focused on phone login prompts, Authenticator remains a popular choice for having all your 2FA codes for all your accounts in one place. The app has now been updated to v5.0, with a few useful additions in store.

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