Google's Titan Security Key arrives in Canada, France, Japan, and the UK

Titan Key
Titan Key (Image credit: Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Google's Titan Security Key Bundle is now available for purchase in Canada, France, Japan, and the UK.
  • The bundle includes a USB and Bluetooth hardware key that are used in two-factor authentication.
  • It retails for $50 in the U.S. and is sold for a similar price in other countries.

Nearly a year ago, Google started selling its Titan Security Key Bundle here in the U.S., and now it's ready to start rolling out to more countries. The bundle includes a pair of hardware keys used for two-factor authentication and is now available in Canada, France, Japan, and the UK.

The Titan Security Key is built to FIDO security standards and the bundle includes one USB key and one Bluetooth key. It retails for $50 in the U.S. and the price is similar in the newly added countries.

When setting up your online accounts, security is of utmost importance. How often do you hear about someone's account being stolen or see a story in the news about some company being hacked? Just this week, Capital One suffered a breach.

Setting up 2FA can help protect your account from being compromised, now and in the future. Usually, when you set up 2FA, you receive a code via text message that must be entered before you can log in. Unfortunately, text messages can be easily intercepted, and by using a hardware key only you have access to, it can help further secure your accounts.

By using a hardware key, it adds a new layer of protection that cannot be passively stolen or intercepted. Even if someone did happen to take the key from you physically, they would still need to know your username and password for it to even be useful.

Jason England