4 years ago1,000+ Views
Google has been strengthening their security by allowing users to do a 2-step verification when logging into their Google Account. To do this you would need to connect your mobile phone number so Google could send you a security code via text before logging you in. Now they are strengthening security even more to prevent any more phishing scams by allowing you to use a USB Key when logging in. Specifically, Google is incorporating the open Universal 2nd Factor protocol from the FIDO alliance. This means two things: 1) You need to buy a USB that is FIDO U2F compatible and 2) you must use the Google Chrome browser because other browsers are not compatible...yet. I'm not sure if I would use this. It sounds like a great security feature, but I don't want to buy a new USB. Would you all use this? You can learn more about this feature in Google's Blog post, which I linked. Also, you can find FIDO USBs on Amazon:
This seems like it would be really annoying to have to remember to have with you :( would you need it all the time? @TechAtHeart
@onesmile yes you would need to carry it, but if you don't have it you can still use your mobile phone. It would be bad if you lost both.