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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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Yubico launches new YubiKey 5 Series 2FA keys, supports passwordless FIDO2 and NFC

Yubico launches new YubiKey 5 Series 2FA keys, supports passwordless FIDO2 and NFC

Yubico, one of the more well-known names in two-factor hardware security keys, has just revealed its new YubiKey 5 Series: four new keys that all support FIDO2, and a big USB-A model that does NFC. The new keys look almost exactly like their counterparts in the old YubiKey 4 Series, with the same durable designs for both USB-A and USB-C keys.

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Google Titan Security Key review: A $50 hardware 2FA bundle with outdated connectors

Google Titan Security Key review: A $50 hardware 2FA bundle with outdated connectors

Those of us that care about our online security probably use some form of two-factor authentication to secure our most important accounts, but even the strongest password and the longest authentication code are still subject to something as simple as a phishing attack, which is why so many have switched to hardware security keys. Google helped to create the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) hardware authentication standard, and now it's releasing its own product to consumers: the $50 Titan Security Key.

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Google's hardware 2FA Titan Security Keys available starting today for $50 at the Google Store

Google's hardware 2FA Titan Security Keys available starting today for $50 at the Google Store

If you're conscious of your own digital security in the modern era, then odds are you use two/multi-factor authentication to secure your more important accounts, but not all methods are equal. If you're especially concerned about privacy or in a "high value" position, in security terms, hardware-based keys are the better choice, as they offer additional protections against things like phishing attacks. And starting today, those invested heavily into Google's ecosystem can pick up the previously announced Titan Security Keys over on the Google Store.

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