A while ago, we blogged about how you can setup 2-factor authentication in your Google account, and how you can use a Yubikey Neo to link to your account. The Yubikey Neo supports the U2F 2-factor authentication protocol Google supportrs, but there is another way to enable U2F to protect your Google account.
That “easier way” is by using a FIDO approved U2F key. Last friday, on a Security event, I finally got my hands on one of the keys. The one I was gifted, was the FIDO U2F key by Yubico.
I’ll admit that I haven’t configured the new key yet, because I carry my Yubikey Neo on me all the time. But if you’re looking for a simple way to secure a Google account, or a Google Apps account, then the FIDO U2F key by Yubikey is a good choice.
We’re planning to update our manual for the FIDO U2F Manual soon.