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Sometimes, using a good password might not be enough to protect our account against external invasions. It is recommended to use a two-factor authenticated environment in our most important accounts such as e-mail. However, if we’re really worried about our security, we can use USB Security Keys.
What’s a USB Security Key?
As its name indicates, it’s a traditional USB. It’s been modified not to store data but to serve as two-factor authenticated environment to access to our account.
Can we use any promotional USB?
We might not; we will need a specific custom USB stick allowing us to store the token that identifies us as the owner of the account. A specific software, able to communicate with services such as Google, is used for that aim.
How can I configure a USB Security Key?
Every online-service has its own protocol to configure its authentication in two steps and if we want to configurate one of these custom USB, Google is one of the most popular services. Therefore, we will use it as example and we will follow the steps above:
- We will click My Account.
- We will click into Sign-in & Security Settings and then into Security Checkup. We must introduce our password and then click on Add Security Key
- Click on Register and connect the USB when we are asked to do so. If the key has a button (many do) we must click it during the process.
- Once the process is ended, our new Security Key will be ready. From now on, every time we want to log-in, apart from introducing our password, we will have to introduce the USB key and click the button again (if it has it) to complete the authentication process.
In this way, we can add a security layer to our account. That can be very important if we work with several computers, we travel a lot or we own a Chromebook, where Google password allows the access to all data we store in our computer.
In Customdrives® we have this kind of key so, if you want to, you can ask for a budget without commitment, we will be glad to attend you!