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Google teams up with Yubico to build a USB-C Titan Security Key

Google has a new security tool will appeal to people with a lot of USB-C devices. On Monday, the company announced a new version of its Titan Security Key that features a USB-C connector, and you’ll be able to buy the accessory starting tomorrow for $40 from the Google Store.

The key is compatible with all three major desktop operating systems — Chrome OS, macOS and Windows — as well as Android. For iOS support, you’ll need a Lightning-equipped key like the YubiKey 5Ci. Additionally, Google says the key features the same secure hardware element and firmware that’s built into its two existing Titan Keys.

Like those keys, it’s also FIDO compliant, meaning it will work out of the box with password managers like 1Password, as well as websites like Dropbox, Facebook and Twitter. All you need to do is plug the key into your device and you’ll be able to authenticate your identity. To make the small, USB drive-sized device, Google partnered with Yubico, which makes the 5Ci mentioned above and is considered one of the leaders in the space…

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