If you use 2-Step Verification, you can choose Security Key as your primary method, instead of having verification codes sent to your phone. With Security Key, there’s no looking at codes and re-typing―you simply insert your Security Key into your computer’s USB port when asked.
This is only good if you use Chrome on a device with USB slots, but it is another security option.
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I use the authenticator on my mobile phone for Google but I like the idea of the security key a lot. However, since the phone is glued to my hand 100% of the time, it is awfully convenient to use instead.
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I tend to be with the phone group on this one. A security key would be another thing to carry around. Also, if I lost my phone I would know it very quickly. If the security key was misplaced or stolen, it could be a while.
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