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Google’s Bluetooth-based Titan Security Keys are No More

Google’s Titan Security Key was a major step forward in the world of online security. They can pretty much guarantee a level of security that you would be hard pressed to find through any other kind of method, but it appears that Google is trying to simplify this key setup in whatever way it can. A recent development that many Titan Key users would want to take note of is the fact that the Bluetooth version of the key is about to be discontinued.

However, it is important to note that if you want to make use of the key you can still use the NFC version. You can buy a USB-A version as well as a USB-C version based on your preferences, but Google is clearly not favoring Bluetooth right now because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up reducing the overall security capabilities of the firmware and additionally it adds an unnecessary complication to the level of security that Google is attempting to provide as well.

The thing that makes these keys so utterly secure is the fact that they contain hardware that is coded with firmware that Google has worked really hard on. This makes it virtually impossible for anyone to hack into the database or server that you have encrypted with it. The applications of this key in the world of crypto are quite diverse if you think about it, and this has the potential to change the way we think about online security as well. Suffice it to say that we are probably going to see more companies trying to offer a product like this although not many have an infrastructure as solid as Google’s so their offerings might give more mixed results all in all.


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