Best Security Keys: What are they?
The best security keys are used when your computer or mobile device is lost or stolen. They provide a way to access your computer without entering any password. You simply plug it into the USB port and start using it. There are many different types of security keys available online, but there is one type which is very popular among cyber criminals because it’s easy to create and use. It’s called a Titan Security Key (TK).
How do I Make a Titan Security Key?
There are two ways to make a TK. One is through software and the other is with physical tools. Both methods will work equally well, but if you want to get the most out of your TK, you’ll need to go with the latter method. Here’s what you have to do:
1) Download and install Titan Security Manager from here .
Once installed, click on “Create New Key” button.
2) Choose a name for your new key and choose a strong password.
You don’t want anyone else to be able to access your computer with this key!
3) Next, select the type of device you’d like to connect to your PC.
Then, pick the operating system version (Windows 7/8/10 recommended), click next and then finish creating your key. Your new security key is now ready for use!
What are the Advantages of using Titan Security Keys?
Titan security keys offer several benefits over other security options including:
1) They are easy to use.
As soon as you plug in your key to a USB port, Windows will automatically install the drivers and you’ll be ready to go. If you’re on a Mac, no software download is required.
2) Titan security keys are cheap to create and easy to distribute.
You can mass produce them and still stay within a tight budget.
3) They are impossible to duplicate as long as you follow the steps and don’t store the passwords on your computer.
But the biggest advantage of using TKs is security. They work well to prevent phishing scams since it’s nearly impossible for a malicious website to steal your password.
Even if a hacker manages to somehow access your key, they won’t be able to use it to log into your accounts.
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