The security key of Google now works with Firefox and Edge. Google launched its security key for Titan hardware last year. For those unfamiliar, this is a USB dongle that would act as a “key” to authenticate users on websites and services when connected to a device like a computer. Titan had previously worked with Google’s Chrome browser, but now it seems more browser support is being rolled out as we speak.
Google recently released an update for its Titan key, supporting other browsers such as Firefox from Mozilla and Edge from Microsoft. As we said, Titan previously supported Chrome where users could access Google services like Gmail, YouTube, and G Suite without having to enter their credentials as long as the key was plugged into their computer and authenticated previously.
Now it looks as if users of Firefox and Edge can enjoy similar advantages. The Titan key relies on FIDO2 and Google definitely isn’t alone in creating such security keys, although the company had previously made headlines when it was revealed that the company had enforced its Google usage. They also boasted that there were as a result zero employees who had phished their credentials.
The company sells these Titan keys through its website, pricing them at $ 50 a piece.