Google adds log in via USB key to Chrome




Google has added a method to log in Chrome via a USB key. Users can use the USB key as an alternative to the transmitted code for two-step authentication, as Google says.

Google stick 2FA Users need the USB key into their laptop or desktop stabbing and therefore requires Chrome, Google says in the explanation of the ” Security Key “. The stick then automatically checks whether the site requires a Google login is authentic. If not, it gives no authorization off. That measure should phishing prevention, says the search giant.

The method only works with laptops, desktops and some tablets; it requires an USB port. Should the usb key operates with the U2F standard of FIDO Alliance . The hardware also requires Chrome 38 or higher.

The USB key is an alternative two-step authentication based on a generated code. The benefits are according to Google that users can always carry it with them and that it does not require internet connection to apply the authentication.

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