What is the Titan-M chip and why did Google put it in the Pixel 3

Here's what the Titan-M chip is and what it's for, the chip Google wanted and put in the new Pixel 3 smartphones to improve the cyber security of its users

After the cybersecurity flaw scandal that led to the permanent shutdown of the social media Google+, Mountain View is trying to regain points with its users in terms of cyber security. That's why the company has put a special chip called Titan-M in the Pixel 3.

The Titan-M chip will perform one function on Google's top-of-the-line smartphones: it will protect users from cyber attacks. According to Mountain View, the chip will protect both the operating system and the data people enter into their smartphones. It must be said that it is not the very first time that Google uses such a system to increase cyber security on its mobile devices. Already with Pixel 2 Mountain View had included a security module with encryption to protect the lock screen and the internal memory of the phone. With the Titan-M chip, however, Google has taken another step forward for the cyber security of its smartphone and its users.

What Google's Titan-M Chip on Pixel 3 does

Google has outlined all the functions in which the Titan-M cyber security chip acts to defend people from hacker attacks. First of all, the Titan-M acts at the boot process level to prevent thieves or cyber criminals from tampering with the Android system while turning on the smartphone. Titan-M also reduces the number of attempts a person can make for the PIN, unlock code or lock screen password. If a thief or hacker tries to break into the screen protection system, the chip will lock the smartphone, preventing the attackers from performing any operations.

The Titan-M also includes a security system that uses encryption to protect all the data we store in our phone's internal memory and also on external microSD cards. All online payment information, such as credit card, PayPal or prepaid card information, is also stored on the Titan-M chip itself, protected by encryption. The system will also keep up to date with applications, antivirus systems and even updates to the Android operating system itself.