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You can now log into Twitter on Android with your 2FA key alone

You can now log into Twitter on Android with your 2FA key alone

Twitter has had two-factor security based on physical keys, like the Yubikey or Google's Titan keys, for a long time. You've been able to log in with said keys on your phone (assuming your key works with your phone) for a few months. But what if you have to manage your company's PR Twitter account while on the go? Or more typically, what if you have a USB-A key for your desktop and an NFC key for mobile usage?

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Facebook finally takes long overdue step to bolster mobile security

Facebook finally takes long overdue step to bolster mobile security

If you're trying to take online safety seriously these days, there's no better way to keep your accounts protected than by turning to physical security keys. A few months ago, Twitter stepped up and added support for two-factor authentication keys on mobile devices, and now it's Facebook's turn to do the same. Beginning today, the company now allows users to register and use hardware security keys on Android and iOS.

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Twitter apps get support for hardware two-factor security keys

Twitter apps get support for hardware two-factor security keys

There are plenty of forms of so-called two-factor authentication when it comes to security, and not all of them are equal. Among the higher tiers of security is an actual, physical hardware key that requires you to plug it in when signing into an account. Fans of the standard will be glad to hear that Twitter has just announced that hardware key-based two-factor authentication can now be used to log in on Android and iOS.

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The latest YubiKey is the first to feature both USB-C and NFC

The latest YubiKey is the first to feature both USB-C and NFC

Yubico is praised as the maker of some of the best physical security keys currently out there, but the company isn't resting on its laurels. Today, it has announced the latest addition to its YubiKey 5 series, the $55 YubiKey 5C NFC. It can be seen as an advanced version of the regular 5C, and it's the company's first key to feature both USB-C and NFC, which might make it its most universal one yet when it comes to phones.

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Google Advanced Protection users can gift friends a free Titan security key set (and get their own free Nest Mini)

Google Advanced Protection users can gift friends a free Titan security key set (and get their own free Nest Mini)

If you use a two-factor security key for your Google account, then you might know about the company's Advanced Protection Program, which enables a handful of additional security protections and restrictions. What you might not know is that if you have enabled that program on your account, you can gift a friend a Titan security key set and get a new Nest Mini for yourself, all for free.

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Yubico's new security key works with both USB Type-C and Lightning

Yubico's new security key works with both USB Type-C and Lightning

Yubico makes some of the best USB security keys currently available. The company's products make it easy to add hardware-based two-factor authentication to many online accounts, but varying connectors and OS limitations make it harder to use them across platforms. Now Yubico has something closer to the best solution: the YubiKey 5Ci.

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Google finds flaw in Bluetooth Titan Security Keys, will provide free replacements

Google finds flaw in Bluetooth Titan Security Keys, will provide free replacements

Google released the Titan Security Key last year, as part of the company's growing focus on two-factor authentication. The kit comes with a USB Type-A key and a battery-powered Bluetooth/NFC key, and both could be configured as 2FA methods with Google accounts. The last thing you want in your security key is a security flaw, but that's just what has been discovered.

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Google beta testing Android phones as a new Bluetooth-based two-step verification key

Google beta testing Android phones as a new Bluetooth-based two-step verification key

The success of two-step verification processes is prone to two factors: security and convenience. Maybe you, the average person, want to keep all your personal data online safe and sound, but buying a $50 dongle that serves no other purpose than to be a key to a very specific lock doesn't make sense for you. Google has you covered now as it is beta testing a way for your Android phone to be that key to all of your Google account information on your desktop or laptop.

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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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