USB security keys to secure online accounts with two-factor authentication on Amazon India

By Rishabh | Published 21 Feb 2022 11:36 IST
USB security keys to secure online accounts with two-factor authentication on Amazon India
USB security keys to secure online accounts with two-factor authentication on Amazon India

USB security keys are a must-have for the modern professional. They enable a second layer of security over apps and files that you choose and act as a second password to access said files. They can also be used for 2-factor authentication, making them all the more viable for those with sensitive data. They also have a web filter, ensuring that systems that connect to the internet don’t send your sensitive information to phishing websites and keep you secure. USB keys these days are versatile and can work with USB-A ports, C type ports, Bluetooth as well as NFC. Here are some USB security keys to secure online accounts with 2FA. 

Yubico - YubiKey 5 NFC 

Here’s a USB Type-A-based and NFC capable security key. It is effective, efficient and manages to perform its tasks well. Readers should note that to use the key on websites, there are some compatible sites and software that support it, and the websites must be running on Google Chrome. You can connect it to computers via the USB-A connector and mobiles via the NFC key on the USB key body. It is easy to use, and while a bit expensive, it is one of the best options available. 

FEITIAN MultiPass K32 USB Security Key

As far as USB security keys are concerned, this is a great option to pick up. It sports Bluetooth, NFC, and a USB Type-C port, which allows you to connect to your many devices via different modes, and one that suits you the best. It is slightly bulky but is effective and efficient. With this plugged in, the entire process of 2FA becomes simpler and a whole lot quicker. It keeps your account details safe and secure and can only be accessed by those who wield the authority. The wireless functionality means you can use it on phones to secure certain apps and files. 

FIDO U2F Security Key

If you’re looking for something versatile that works with all manner of devices and software, this is the one to opt for. It comes with USB-A functionality and is supported by Linux, Windows, Macs, and other operating systems. It comes with multi-factor authentication, and you can use it to safely and securely log into your online profiles or app-specific log-ins. It is compatible with almost all social networking websites and cloud storage services as well. It also comes with 32GB of storage, meaning you can use it as a pen drive. 

Yubico YubiKey 5C

If you’re looking for a USB-C security key for all purposes, this is the right one to opt for. It is highly compact and is compatible with all devices that sport a USB Type-C port. It can connect to Windows, Macs, Linux and Chrome OS devices, provided the devices sports USB Type-C compatibility. Incidentally, it is highly compact, and you can easily hang it around your keys for quick access. It is fast and responsive, and within a matter of minutes, your 2FA is completed. 

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