Flak Classic is fully compliant with FIDO U2F specification ver 1.0 and can be used for second factor authentication in Google services.
WHAT IS FIDO U2F?
FIDO U2F by FIDO Alliance is a open authentication standard, which allows certain devices to securely access any number of web based services, such as mail, social networks, etc. It is based on the idea, that using one password is not enough to provide the necessary level of security and prevent hacking into your account. Just think back to the celebrity photo leaking scandal not such a long time ago. For a better security in addition to the password you would need an U2F device as second authentication option when accessing web services. You can easily use Flak Secuter as such device. U2F standard is used with USB devices. A standard for NFC interfaces is soon to follow. FIDO U2F standard is used in 2-step verification for signing in Google Services. All you need to do is to turn on the 2-step verification in your Google account and add a U2F device as a security key.
ADVANTAGES OF USING A FLAK SECUTER
- THE BEST LEVEL OF SECURITY
For a 2-step authentication Flak Secuter's dedicated and robust hardware is used. And at the same time your internet connection is protected by antivirus and hardware firewall by Flak Secuter itself. Thus, when you are using a Flak Secuter, then you are fully protected from all the possible internet threats, such as passwords theft, phishing, hijacking, etc.
- USER FRIENDLY
You don't need to have any special skills to use 2-step authentication. All you need to do is just to insert Flak Secuter into the USB port (or tap it to NFC enabled device) and lightly press the "button" on Flak. The best part is that there is no more need to use complicated passwords for your Internet accounts. Security will be managed by a Flak Secuter, and a password can be as simple as a standard PIN code.
- STRICTLY PERSONAL
Flak Secuter is a personal device; it was created in mind to provide protection for user's private and confidential data. With Flak Secuter user can log into his private account from anywhere, even from a public or a work computer, without any risk to compromise the confidential information. You can also create a VPN connection and have an anonymous Internet access while using 2-factor authentication.
- ALL IN ONE SOLUTION
FIDO U2F authentication is not the only security feature implemented in Flak Secuter. Secuter has been designed as all in one solution for any security feature. It can encrypt user's data, protect the PC from viruses, provide access to over-the-top content (OTT) services, enforce Parental control, and much, much more. In order to enjoy the new features, enhancements, better functionality, bug fixes, all you need to do is to run an online update. More about Flak Classic.
The process is quite simple and user friendly.
- Insert your Flak Secuter into the PC
- Check that you have the latest software installed. Go to Flak Web, Settings, Software update and check for the latest update.
- Register your secuter as a Security key for 2nd step verification in Google. More information about this step is here: https://support.google.com/accounts/topic/6103521?hl=en&ref_topic=1099588 Please note, you do not need to reinsert Flak Secuter as the instructions say.
- Touch lightly the area below green DigiFlak logo. DONE
You can also watch a simple video tutorial on how to add Flak Classic as FIDO U2F Security key in Google in Chrome browser. We assume that 2-step verification has been enabled in your account already. To add Flak go to Settings -- Accounts and Import -- Other Google Account Settings -- 2-step verification -- Security Keys -- Add Security Key