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http://wccftech.com/google-security-key/
http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/google-usb-security-key-unveiled-to-strengthen-your-account-security-22-10-2014/
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Google users can strengthen the security of their accounts on top of the already implemented 2-Step Verification, that once implemented asks for a verification code from your phone in addition to your password by using the new Security Key.

The Google USB Security Key is a physical USB second factor security device, that only works after verifying the login site is truly a Google website, not a third party fake site that has been created to pretend to be Google. To be able to use the Security Key, users require a computer running Google Chrome version 38 or newer on ChromeOS, Windows, Mac OS, or Linux. Google explains :

I remember when OCN did the same thing.

I still have my key! biggrin.gif

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Edited by frickfrock999 - 10/22/14 at 2:50pm
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This seems like a bad idea in light of all the USB-related security issues that have been cropping up.
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Why can't i rep for the picture? frown.gif
 
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Would be nice, but im not switching from firefox to chrome for it.
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I have an OCN Yubikey as well, it's awesome! I set it up with KeePass and now know none of my passwords - including my KeePass master password!

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Originally Posted by s-x View Post

Would be nice, but im not switching from firefox to chrome for it.

 

Key is not limited to Google, Google just support it.

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I have an OCN Yubikey as well, it's awesome! I set it up with KeePass and now know none of my passwords - including my KeePass master password!

That just seems like 1 accident away from a catastrophe.
I also dont see the point in doing this type of security since people can snoop on your data from other places anyway
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Originally Posted by bigpoppapump View Post

This seems like a bad idea in light of all the USB-related security issues that have been cropping up.

interestingly usb can be used in many subvertive ways in order to get data outside of a lan and even to the extent of being a pseudo network adapter
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Originally Posted by EniGma1987 View Post

That just seems like 1 accident away from a catastrophe.
I also dont see the point in doing this type of security since people can snoop on your data from other places anyway

This prevents people from being able to access your account from just a username and password (as in the recent fappening / iCloud conundrum). Having the physical key is just another factor in the authentication method that increases the security of your account exponentially. It also prevents your password from being captured by keyloggers since its essentially automated by the hardware.
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Originally Posted by bigpoppapump View Post

This seems like a bad idea in light of all the USB-related security issues that have been cropping up.
Not at all. The USB-related security issue is a device masquerading as a keyboard.

I believe (and hope) security keys don't have firmware writing enabled.

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That just seems like 1 accident away from a catastrophe.
I also dont see the point in doing this type of security since people can snoop on your data from other places anyway
Can you manage 20+ accounts with unique 16-32 character long randomly generated passwords?

Most the data leaks have been server-side attacks and database dumps. If you use unique passwords for each site, the affect of server-side failures are mitigated.
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