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Old 07-24-2018, 10:55 PM
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Default Google's Secret to Protect Its Employees From Hacking Is Physical Keys

Google's Secret to Protect Its Employees From Hacking Is Physical Keys
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Phishing attacks—in which hackers trick you into giving them your password while leaving you none-the-wiser—are one of the most nefarious kinds of cyberattack out there. But Google appears to have settled on an extremely robust solution for protecting its own employees. According to a Google spokesperson talking to security blog Krebs on Security, the adoption of physical Security Keys has stopped the attacks in their tracks. Security Keys are small USB stick devices made by YubiKey that function similar to two-factor authentication (2FA) methods you may (and should!) already be using. With 2FA enabled, you (or hackers) need more than just a username and password for access. A second factor is required, often a secret number sent to a trusted telephone number by SMS, or a key generated by an authentication app like Google Authenticator. These measures help, but they come with their own downsides. SMS messages are far from secure and can be compromised by hackers. Authenticator apps are more secure, but are a hassle. Physical keys solve both these problems at once: There's no transmitted code to intercept, no phone apps to fumble with, and no numbers to punch in at login. Instead, you pop the Security Key into the device and press a button
Heard about this from a friend who works for Google. Interesting.
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