Protect your Facebook, Google & Dropbox accounts
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Usernames and passwords just aren’t enough; hundreds of millions of online accounts have already been hacked while new phishing, malware and man-in-the-middle threats are emerging all the time. Account takeover, or hijacking, allows criminals to use your stolen identity for any number of illegal activities; from obtaining loans in your name to posting prohibited content. The Key-ID FIDO U2F key is a convenient USB push-button device for protecting your online accounts. You can register the same key for use with all your FIDO-enabled online services (such as Facebook, Google, Dropbox and GitHub). It’s so simple to use, just plug-in and press the button when prompted during account sign-in.
- Setting up U2F security in Google
- Setting up U2F security in Dropbox
- Setting up U2F security in Facebook
Set up U2F security for Google
Setting up U2F security in Google
- Sign-in to your Google account & select ‘Signing-in to Google’ from the Security section.
- Select ‘2-step verification’ & ‘Get Started’.
- Re-confirm your password.
- Enter your mobile number & click ‘Next’.
- Enter the code sent to your mobile.
- Click ‘Turn on’ to confirm the use of 2-step authentication on your account.
- Scroll to ‘Authenticator app’ and click ‘SET UP’. This is a more secure back-up access method than using mobile SMS.
- Choose your phone type. If you don’t have the Google Authenticator App you’ll need to get it from the link provided.
- In the Authenticator App select account set-up and scan the on screen QR code and click ‘NEXT’.
- Enter the code generated by the Authenticator App, click ‘VERIFY’ and ‘DONE’.
- Scroll to ‘Add security key’.
- When prompted insert your USB U2F key and press the button on it.
- Click on ‘Done’ when the confirmation message appears.
- Scroll to ‘Voice or text message’, click the edit icon and ‘REMOVE’ the less secure mobile SMS back-up option.
That’s it – your key is registered.
Set up U2F security for Dropbox
- Sign-in to your Dropbox account
- Click on your name from the upper-right of any page to open your account menu.
- Click Settings from the account menu and select the Security tab.
- Under Two-step verification section, click Enable.
- Enable two-step verification
- Click Get started.
- Re-confirm your password to enable two-step verification. Once you do, you’ll be given the choice to receive your security code by text message or to use a mobile app. A mobile code generator app is a more secure back-up access method than mobile SMS. If you don’t have a code generator app (such as Google Authenticator) on your mobile you’ll need to get one from the link provided.
- With the Google Authenticator App, select account set-up and scan the on screen QR code and click ‘Next’. Enter the code generated by the Authenticator App and click ‘Next’.
- Skip the option to add a mobile number, as SMS codes are less secure.
- You’ll be given a set of one-time backup codes to access your account if you don’t have your key or code generator. Keep these safe.
- Click ‘Enable two-step verification’, and then ‘Done’.
- Go to Security keys and choose ‘Add’.
- Re-enter your account password and click ‘Next’, and then ‘Begin setup’ for your key.
- When prompted plug in the key & press its button.
That’s it – your key is registered. For more information, please visit the Dropbox instructions page.
Set up U2F security for Facebook
- Sign-in to your Facebook account.
- Click on the account settings ‘padlock’ icon in the upper right of the screen.
- Select Settings from the drop down menu.
- Select Security from the menu on the left.
- Select Edit next to the Login Approvals section.
- Click ‘Set-up’ next to ‘Code generator’, so you have a secure back-up access method.
- If you have the Facebook mobile app, you can use it to generate log-in codes, otherwise you’ll need to use a 3rd party mobile app such as Google Authenticator.
- With the Google Authenticator App on your mobile, select account set-up and scan the on screen QR code. Enter the security code generated by the Authenticator App and click ‘Confirm’
- Click ‘Add key’ next to the Security keys section.
- Click ‘Add key’ in the pop-up.
- Insert your U2F key in to a USB slot and press its button.
- Give your key a name and click Continue.
- Click ‘Enable two-factor authentication’.
- Confirm by clicking ‘Enable’, and un-tick the option to allow two-factor authentication to be disabled without the use of a doubly authenticated log-in.
That’s it – your key is registered.
Why compromise online security?
Personal & business use
The Key-ID U2F key secures access to all you FIDO-enabled online accounts.