Google touched on the new Titan M security chip at last week’s Pixel unveiling, but hardware czar Rick Osterloh was vague on the details. Now, Google has provided more information about what this new piece of silicon is doing inside the Pixel 3. Not only does it make your lockscreen harder to bypass, it makes the phone’s firmware nigh unhackable with so-called “side-channel” attacks like Meltdown and Spectre.
The Titan M is Google’s second-generation custom security chip—you can see Titan M above on the right, next to the larger Titan server chip. Read MoreGoogle explains how the new Titan M chip makes the Pixel 3 more secure was written by the awesome team at Android Police.