USB dongles are a fast and secure way to initiate 2-factor authentication (2FA). It also means you don’t have to remember a new password for 2FA on the device.
USB dongles are essential for the modern professional. They activate a second layer of security on the applications and files you choose and act as a second password to access said files. They can also be used for 2-factor authentication, which makes them all the more viable for those with sensitive data. They also have a web filter, ensuring that systems that connect to the Internet do not send your sensitive information to phishing websites and keep you safe. USB drives today are versatile and can work with USB-A ports, Type-C 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, NFC-enabled dongle. He is effective, efficient and manages to do his job well. Readers should note that to use the key on websites, some compatible sites and software support it, and websites must be running on Google Chrome. You can connect it to computers via the USB-A connector and to mobiles via the NFC key on the body of the USB key. It’s easy to use and, although a bit pricey, it’s one of the best options available.
FEITIAN MultiPass K32 USB Security Key
When it comes to USB dongles, this is a great option to take. It sports Bluetooth, NFC and a USB Type-C port, which allows you to connect to your many devices through different modes, and the one that suits you best. It is a bit bulky but effective and efficient. With this plugged in, the whole process of 2FA becomes easier and much faster. It keeps your account details safe and is only accessible to people with authority. 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 sorts of devices and software, this is the one for you. It comes with USB-A functionality and is supported by Linux, Windows, Mac and other operating systems. It comes with multi-factor authentication and you can use it to securely log in to your online profiles or app-specific logins. It is also compatible with almost all social networking websites and cloud storage services. It also comes with 32GB of storage which means you can use it as a USB drive.
Yubico YubiKey 5C
If you’re looking for an all-purpose USB-C dongle, this is the one for you. It is very compact and compatible with all devices with a USB Type-C port. It can connect to Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS devices, as long as the devices are USB Type-C compatible. Incidentally, it is very compact and you can easily hang it around your keys for quick access. It’s fast and responsive, and within minutes your 2FA is complete.