Google announced an improvement in the two-step authentication for its services, including mail Gmail.
Now, when you authorize in a second step, you can use the USB-dongle physical Security Key, transmits SecurityLab.
The company noted that the device is activated only after verifying that the site actually belongs to Google, and not a forgery.
Instead of the mandatory introduction of code is enough to connect the security key to USB-port of your computer. Thus, the user account will be protected from unauthorized access, kidnapping the cookie and phishing attacks.
“Security Key and Chrome support an open standard Universal 2nd Factor (U2F), developed by FIDO Alliance, so that at the present time, other web-sites with the authorization system can use FIDO U2F to work in Chrome. We hope that other browsers also implement support FIDO U2F “, – the report says Google.
The mere use Security Key is free, but users will need to buy a USB-compatible device directly from U2F.