Got a Chromebook? Consider securing it with a Google Titan key

Google’s Titan security key is now available for $50 and adds a second authentication factor for online accounts to mitigate phishing attacks. Guess what: You can use it for 2FA logins on your Chromebook too.

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Good for enterprises: Chromebooks to get Android’s Always-on VPN feature

A future version of Chrome OS will be able to use Android’s Always-on VPN feature, automatically helping to secure a Chromebook accessing public Wi-Fi hotspots; essentially a must for enterprise workers.

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Chromebooks to use fingerprints, four wireless proximity ranges for Easy Unlock in “Better Together”

An enhanced Easy Unlock feature is coming to Chromebooks as part of the multi-device “Better Together” feature. Not only will it support Bluetooth with four proximity levels, but also fingerprints.

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Chrome OS and Chrome getting support for biometric 2FA with CTAP2 standard

As early as Chrome version 69, you’ll be able to log into a web service without using a password but with the added security benefits of either biometrics or a PIN thanks to the coming support for CTAP2 FIDO devices.

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Yes, the Pixelbook power button is a U2F key. Here’s why I wouldn’t use it.

Yes, you can use the power button of the Pixelbook for two-factor authentication. But it’s a terrible idea: You’re actually decreasing the security factor with this method. Here’s why.

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How to use Google Smart Lock to generate secure passwords on a Chromebook

While some folks know that Google Smart Lock can manage and remember your passwords, not everyone knows that Smart Lock can actually generate strong passwords for you. Here’s how to set it up and use it.

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