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Add a Security Key to your Google Account: FIDO U2F Security Key

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/12/08

I just added a FIDO U2F Security Key | Yubico as a FIDO second factor to my Google Account: Add a Security Key to your Google Account – Accounts Help.

The cool thing: if you don’t have your FIDO U2F key with you, you can fall back to Google two step verification mechanisms like Authenticator, SMS/Phone or pre-generated backup security codes.


4 Responses to “Add a Security Key to your Google Account: FIDO U2F Security Key”

  1. Saqib Ali said

    I am loving the FIDO U2F authentication on my Chromebox!

    Note: if you login from a completely new location or device, Google will prompt you for both your Google two step verification AND the FIDO U2F. Which I think is a good security control.


  2. Rick said

    Security?! I think it’s best to just conclude that security in the digital world is nothing more than a pipe dream. Everyone would be better off.

    • jpluimers said

      Go enjoy your off-line life then (;

      • Rick said

        I spend more time now offline than ever before. One of the reasons is there are many tools to help me get web stuff completed in minimal time. But I also distinguish between entertainment and necessity when it comes to the web. Looking to the web for entertainment isn’t that risky. Other things can be. I also find that entertainment is growing in size and quality on the web.

        The pattern appears at this point to follow this pattern: Important things seem to be best left to live interaction with people. Entertainment can be had via the web at a low cost which is nice.

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