Google has planned to release Titan security key after it was proven that Yubico’s Yubikey had protected all 85,000 of Google employees from every single phishing attack since early 2017.
It will come in both USB and Bluetooth versions and will be available by the end of the summer in Google’s online store.
“Physical security authentication is one of the most potent ways to stop phishing attacks. Not the most convenient or user-friendly, but inevitable if security of an email account is critical. This is a ‘must have’ for all ‘high value’, ‘high priority’ users in any large organisation, the security of whose accounts is crucial to the security of the organisation”, Ankush Johar, Director at Infosec Ventures, an investor in EmailAuth.io and HumanFirewall.io
“When a behemoth the size of Google makes a pledge, it translates to a global wake-up call. Consumer and enterprise safeguards haven’t proportionately compared with the number of phishing attacks by malicious entities. The world’s favourite search engine giant has committed to preventing phishing attacks with a tool that was previously used internally by its employees resulting in no successful phishing attacks within. Google has now launched its own version of the technology, currently only for Google Cloud subscribers, and is calling it Titan Security Key” said Farrhad Acidwalla, media entrepreneur and founder of CYBERNETIV
Google plans to release the Titan Key on the Play Store, however, for consumers and enterprises who value their security and would like to act on this right away, they could also use alternate security keys from other reliable manufacturers.