Last month, we reported on Google’s widespread use of a run-of-the-mill, Amazon-available two-factor authenticator. Today, Google’s house-made version is available for purchase.
The Google Titan Security Key Kit, available for $50 (to be on a waitlist, naturally), is a basic TFA setup with Google’s stamp of approval. Essentially, two-factor authentication just means the only way to log in to your accounts is on the computer you have your Titan USB stick plugged into and when you have access to your phone.
But, as reported by CNET, Google doesn’t think everybody needs it. Google product manager Christiaan Brand was quoted in the story saying “For generic users, Google is pretty good at blocking more than 99 percent of fraudulent activity and access to accounts, so security keys might not be the right fit at this moment.”
The Google Titan key kit is $50 for a spot on the waitlist now.