A new security key protects your accounts from hijacking
Lots of people protect their Google accounts with two-factor authentication. If you use two-factor authentication, you might be interested in a new security key that works with Google. It makes it harder for bad guys to phish your account.
In addition, the security key uses an open protocol
, so it can authenticate your logins for other websites too. Note that other websites need to add support for the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocol by the Fido Alliance: https://fidoalliance.org/
If you don't use two-factor authentication yet, this isn't as good a match for you, although there are many reasons to consider enabling two-factor authentication. Read more about that here: https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/google-two-step-authentication/
If you're a high-profile individual, or someone whose account has been hacked before, or someone at high risk of being hacked (like a journalist or a dissident), consider getting one of these security keys. Personally, I'd recommend this for anyone tech-savvy or security-conscious enough that they already use two-factor authentication.