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[ NNSquad ] Google announces physical USB login security keys

Google announces physical USB login security keys

"Strengthening 2-Step Verification with Security Key"

(Google): http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2014/10/strengthening-2-step-verification-with.html

   "Today we're adding even stronger protection for particularly
    security-sensitive individuals. Security Key is a physical USB second
    factor that only works after verifying the login site is truly a
    Google website, not a fake site pretending to be Google. Rather than
    typing a code, just insert Security Key into your computer's USB port
    and tap it when prompted in Chrome. When you sign into your Google
    Account using Chrome and Security Key, you can be sure that the
    cryptographic signature cannot be phished."

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I've been using these USB security keys for quite a while now. They're
not perfect at this fairly early stage in the evolution of the
ecosystem, but are a giant step forward in authentication security. I
urge you to consider using them.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
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Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
I am a consultant to Google -- I speak only for myself, not for them.
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