Google, Facebook Amp Up Authentication With Security Keys


Now Facebook and Google Suite users can use a security key to authenticate and verify their identities during login, as reported by Threatpost and TechCrunch.

As a secure method of two-factor authentication, security keys are physical hardware tokens that plug into a USB port on your laptop.

After typing in their username and password, a user is prompted to complete two factor. By tapping the key, a user can generate a unique passcode that grants them access to Facebook or Google’s suite of cloud-based productivity apps (formerly known as Google Apps).

Learn more in this blog by Thu Pham.