- Security Key
- 2-step verification with a security key offers a higher level of protection than 2-step verification with text messaging. Security keys send cryptographic proof that users are on a legitimate Google site and that they have their security key with them.
- Phishing Control
- A common tactic criminals use is to set up phishing sites that pretend to be Google and ask for 2-step verification codes. Security keys provide better protection against these, and other, attacks by using encryption and working only with the sites they're supposed to work with.
- Security keys are compatible with all forms of Chrome browser. The same security key you use to authenticate yourself on Google will also work on GitHub, Facebook, Dropbox, and many other sites.
- Security Key Enforcement
- Allows G Suite, Cloud Identity, and Google Cloud Platform admins to enforce the use of a security key for greater protection against phishing attacks.
“ Businesses that run on Stripe trust us with some of their most sensitive information, and we take the security of that information extremely seriously. We’ve found security keys to be ideal second factors because they balance ease-of-use with increased account security. Security key enforcement gives us a way to easily enforce secure logins for all employees, across both their desktop and now mobile devices. ”— Bryan Berg Security team member at Stripe