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YubiKey NEO OATH Applet
September 25, 2013 | David Maples | 4 Comments
Yubico is Proud to announce the release of our Free YubiKey NEO applet to help with storing OATH secrets and generating OATH one time pass codes.
With the increasing deployment of two step verification (e.g. GitHub this week, DropBox, Google, Microsoft, Evernote) relying on the OATH protocol, many users are concerned about using their mobile phones to store the secrets used to generate the 6 or 8 digit numbers, and the difficulty of changing devices. The applet we’re releasing today allows you to store those secrets in the secure element on your YubiKey NEO – and simply tapping your NEO against any NFC enabled Android device with the YubiOATH app running shows you your current codes. See the video below to see it in operation.
Existing YubiKey NEO owners comfortable with using command line tools can add the new applet to their NEO – see our forum post here. We have developed the applet as an Open Source reference implementation of a YubiKey NEO applet. We have also open sourced the Android app. See opensource.yubico.com
-Yubico’s engineering team.
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