YubiKey NEO Manager Application

David

April 23, 2014  |  David Maples  |  Comments Off

The YubiKey NEO has a lot of very cool applets which can be loaded on it to expand what can be done with it, including the OpenPGP applet and the YubiOATH applet. Loading these applets and configuring your NEO has become simple with the YubiKey NEO Manager Application. When you plug in your YubiKey NEO,
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Bank of America Joins FIDO Alliance

David

February 25, 2014  |  David Maples  |  Comments Off

YubiKey NEO U2F

Today, Bank of America, has joined the FIDO Alliance and been appointed to the Board of Directors. Among the world’s leading financial institutions, Bank of America is committing to FIDO standards for strong authentication, along with other leaders in the financial sector, including Discover Financial Services, MasterCard and Goldman Sachs. “Historically, strong two factor hardware
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See Yubico at RSA 2014

February 18, 2014  |  Ronnie Manning  |  Comments Off

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NXP booth #1341 in the South Expo Hall Throughout the conference, Yubico will be demoing the YubiKey NEO and the industry’s first FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) Ready device at the NXP booth (Though successfully deployed inside cloud companies, FIDO enabled YubiKeys are not yet for sale for the public). We will also present the
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CERN research secured with YubiKey

David

February 14, 2014  |  David Maples  |  Comments Off

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Read about how CERN is using YubiKeys in eWeek CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, pioneers of the World Wide Web and one of the world’s leading scientific research centers, uses YubiKeys for securing critical services. “The YubiKey meets all our requirements thanks to its simplicity of use, its open algorithm and the available
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S. American Bank Deploys YubiKeys

Alvin

January 21, 2014  |  Alvin Toh  |  Comments Off

Bolivia La Paz

Financial transactions and banking are top targets for online criminals and one simple stolen password can wreak havoc on one’s online identity. Yubico and SwissBytes are proud to announce that Bolivia-based Banco Ganadero has successfully implemented and deployed SwissBytes Virtual Box (SB-VBOX) with integrated YubiKey second-factor authentication to secure online banking services for its customers.
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Yubico at CES

David

January 8, 2014  |  David Maples  |  Comments Off

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Yubico had an amazing time at the ShowStoppers event at CES yesterday evening. It was a night of rapid interviews with print and broadcast media, as Yubico spoke with more than 55 journalists! Such great conversations, demonstrations and interactions – Thank you to all who spent time with us! Are you looking for more of
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YubiX: Reference Auth Software

Simon

November 27, 2013  |  Simon Josefsson  |  Comments Off

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Yubico is happy to introduce a project that combines several of our server-side software packages: YubiX. YubiX is intended as a reference architecture software stack to demonstrate how to build robust and secure authentication systems that utilizes the YubiKey and YubiHSM hardware. While YubiX may be run directly as-is, it is not intended as a
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Yubico at Internet Identity Workshop

Alvin

October 21, 2013  |  Alvin Toh  |  Comments Off

IIW blog

Meet Yubico at the 17th annual Internet Identity Workshop next week from 10/22-10/24! Better known as IIW, the workshop is an un-conference at the Computer History Museum, in the heart of Silicon Valley. IIW gathers developers, thought leaders and interested parties moving both code and conversation forward for online identity initiatives and standards. Yubico has been a long term supporter of open
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YubiSwitch and the YubiKey Nano

Alvin

October 16, 2013  |  Alvin Toh  |  Comments Off

Ever felt like disabling the output of a YubiKey so you won’t trigger it accidentally? If you’re a Mac OS X user, you’re in luck! Angelo “pallotron” Failla has written an application that runs on the OS X status bar that automatically disables your YubiKey after a period of inactivity. Here’s a screen capture of
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User-Centric ID Live

David

October 15, 2013  |  David Maples  |  Comments Off

User Centric ID Live

If you are attending User-Centric ID Live at the Washington DC Convention Center, be sure to check out the ¨Drivers and innovators: Meet leaders from the major identity initiatives¨ session today (10/15/13) from 4:00pm – 5:15pm. Our CEO and Founder, Stina Ehrensvard, will be participating on this panel with other FIDO Alliance members from Google, Blackberry, NXP Semiconductors and
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Facebook uses YubiKey and Duo

David

October 3, 2013  |  David Maples  |  Comments Off

YubiKey Nano Facebook

Yubico and Duo Security are happy to jointly announce today that Facebook has successfully deployed technologies from both companies to provide two-factor authentication across its enterprise. In order to securely authenticate software engineers to production networks and servers, Facebook needed a solution that provided quick and easy authentication, a fast rollout to employees, and the
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YubiKey NEO OATH Applet

David

September 25, 2013  |  David Maples  |  4 Comments

YubiKey NEO + mobile + hands - blog

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
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Yubico at TechCrunch Disrupt

Stina Ehrensvard

September 10, 2013  |  Stina Ehrensvard  |  No Comments

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As a Swedish-American innovator, Yubico has been selected to represent cutting edge Swedish innovation, and will demonstrate the YubiKey NEO on Tuesday, September 10, at the Nordic Pavilion at TechCrunch Disrupt. At the event, Yubico will also outline the basics for U2F (Universal 2nd Factor); the new online security standards initiative, developed by Google, Yubico
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YubiKey in Fashion – Win a Laptop!

Stina Ehrensvard

August 28, 2013  |  Stina Ehrensvard  |  No Comments

Lucy with YubiKey in earring (small)

Lucy in the picture above is wearing her back-up Yubikey in her ear. How are you using your YubiKey? Send us your cool, fun or serious and useful YubiKey stories in any form that can be posted on our Facebook page; pictures, videos, quotes, links to blogs and Twitter feeds… All applicants that present the
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YubiKey Neo and Claws Mail

Alvin

August 1, 2013  |  Alvin Toh  |  No Comments

YubiKey NEO production launch

In an earlier post, we went through the steps of enabling and setting up the OpenPGP applet on a production YubiKey NEO. In this post, we’ll be expanding on how to use it with Claws Mail to sign and encrypt emails, one of the main uses of PGP encryption. Claws Mail is an open source
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Expanding YubiKey Keyboard Support

Alvin

July 24, 2013  |  Alvin Toh  |  1 Comment

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Hi. We’ve had a few queries about using the YubiKey with various keyboard layouts, so we thought we’ll spend some time describing the different methods available to do that. Like a USB keyboard, YubiKeys work via inputting scan codes as opposed to actual characters. This means that when you type, the keyboard only sends the
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Best vaccine for mobile viruses

Stina Ehrensvard

July 9, 2013  |  Stina Ehrensvard  |  No Comments

Blog - mobile

A security research team at Bluebox have unveiled a vulnerability in Android, claiming that malware can get full access to the mobile operating system and applications. The complete details are not yet public, so the Yubico security team does not know how such an attack would work. But we know for sure that we will see more sophisticated mobile malware attacks in the near future. For
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Yubico named Gartner Cool Vendor

Stina Ehrensvard

May 8, 2013  |  Stina Ehrensvard  |  No Comments

YubiKey NEO + mobile + hands - blog

Yubico has been named a “Cool Vendor in NFC 2013″ by Gartner, Inc., one of the world’s leading information technology research and advisory companies. Each year, Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these innovative vendors and their products & services.  Yubico is recognized for the
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Yubico joins FIDO Alliance

Stina Ehrensvard

May 7, 2013  |  Stina Ehrensvard  |  No Comments

Yubico guy

Yubico has joined FIDO Alliance as a board member, and will be a part of the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) working group that Google is creating  focusing on open authentication standards work for strong, universal second-factor devices. The U2F working group will continue the work that was presented earlier this year in an IEEE paper
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BrowserID and YubiKey

Simon

May 2, 2013  |  Simon Josefsson  |  No Comments

BrowserID

To to learn how you use the YubiKey with BrowserID, a new open identity initiative, please check out this video from a BrowserID developer: https://vimeo.com/64514090 BrowserID was introduced in mid 2011 by the Mozilla Project. It addresses the same problem as OpenID and SAML, as well as the common OAuth or OpenID-based login-with-an external-account (such
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miiCard proofs identities with YubiKey

David

April 16, 2013  |  David Maples  |  No Comments

Miicard

Online identity proofing service miiCard can prove an individual’s identity to the level of an offline photo ID check in minutes and purely online. By now adding YubiKey authentication to miiCard’s bank level ID verification service, the most secure and high value transactions can be performed online. Read more about how miiCard and YubiKey can
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The Future of Authentication FAQ

Stina Ehrensvard

March 7, 2013  |  Stina Ehrensvard  |  1 Comment

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A selection of questions we have received and answered on YubiKey NEO and Universal 2nd Factor (U2F), since this new open authentication standards initiative was announced in Wired Magazine and the Yubico identity vision blog. Note: The YubiKey NEO publicly available on Yubico web store does not yet include U2F and cannot be upgraded to support
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Meet Yubico at RSA Conference

David

February 19, 2013  |  David Maples  |  No Comments

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The Yubico team will be attending the RSA conference in San Francisco, February 25th – 28th. We will have the YubiKey NEO on demonstration, featuring NFC functions like the OATH TOTP generator for Android and LastPass. Come see us at the OATH Pavillion, Booth #829. To get a free entrance to the exhibits, please use coupon code
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Google protocol & Yubico identity vision

Stina Ehrensvard

January 21, 2013  |  Stina Ehrensvard  |  22 Comments

Stina Ehrensvard + YubiKey 2013 varmer (crop)

Wired Magazine recently announced that Google is working on a new identity protocol as an alternative to legacy username/password login. The protocol is designed to be integrated across a wide range of authentication hardware, including SIM cards, Yubikey NEOs or a ring you carry on your finger. It is primarily based on open standards, so not
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Internet identity and the safety belt

Stina Ehrensvard

January 21, 2013  |  Stina Ehrensvard  |  No Comments

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60 years ago the car industry and our society faced a security problem similar to the challenges facing online identity today. It was a time when the car changed our modern society by delivering on its promise of freedom and speed, but security and safety measures were overlooked; there were no seatbelts in cars. In
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Securing OATH secrets on Android

Yubico Team

January 16, 2013  |  Yubico Team  |  5 Comments

Android + OATH

Some people are concerned about the risk of storing cryptographic secrets on Android devices – for example, those used to generate One Time Passcodes (OTP) from Google Authenticator.  The production YubiKey NEO is the perfect companion to Android devices with NFC support.  By bringing your YubiKey NEO close to the back of the Android device
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YubiKey NEO Composite Device

David

December 26, 2012  |  David Maples  |  2 Comments

YubiKey NEO for blog

The YubiKey NEO differs from the standard YubiKey as it can become a composite USB device – presenting both a HID (Keyboard) and CCID (SmartCard) device to the host.  This allows us to support all the great features of the standard YubiKey and add new support for SmartCard functions.  Our last NEO post described the
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YubiKey NEO and OpenPGP

Yubico Team

December 18, 2012  |  Yubico Team  |  15 Comments

YubiKey NEO production launch

In this post, we will take you through the steps to enable the YubiKey NEO’s OpenPGP applet on a production YubiKey NEO. YubiKey NEOs are currently shipped with an OpenPGP applet already installed but disabled. You will need to enable the Applet functionality of the YubiKey NEO before you can use the OpenPGP applet. To
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How YubiKeys are made

Stina Ehrensvard

December 13, 2012  |  Stina Ehrensvard  |  No Comments

Making YubiKeys

Scorpion Software, our enterprise software partner, has figured out an alternative way to manufacture YubiKeys. View the video to find out how: At Yubico, we have a slightly more automated way of manufacturing our YubiKeys… However a YubiKey is made, you can purchase them from the Yubico Webstore (and we’re still offering our Special Holiday
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Special Holiday Offer

Stina Ehrensvard

November 23, 2012  |  Stina Ehrensvard  |  4 Comments

Special Holiday Offer

It’s time for Yubico’s Special Holiday Offer! The v2.3 firmware has just been released and the Yubico team, with help from Rob, our hard working robot, have put together a Holiday Pack to give you a chance to try it out. Here’s what you get with a purchase of the Holiday Pack: two black YubiKey
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Changes to the YubiKey VIP

Yubico Team

November 21, 2012  |  Yubico Team  |  2 Comments

Changes to YubiKey VIP

We’ve made some changes to the YubiKey VIP! Previously, the YubiKey VIP came with a Symantec VIP credential used with services that support the Symantec VIP second factor authentication. If you wanted to use the YubiKey with a YubiCloud service (such as LastPass) you would need to add a YubiCloud credential to the YubiKey VIP.
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Announcing v2.3 firmware

Yubico Team

November 13, 2012  |  Yubico Team  |  30 Comments

We have recently released the v2.3 firmware for the standard Black YubiKey, and we expect to have the v2.3 updated standard White YubiKey available in December. The YubiKey Nano has already included the v2.3 firmware for some time, and the production version of the YubiKey NEO will have equivalent functionality as the standard v2.3 when
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Updated Personalization Tool

Klas

November 8, 2012  |  Klas Lindfors  |  No Comments

YubiKey cross platform personalization tool

Good news! We have just released a new version of our Cross Platform Personalization Tool, available for download from our website. Your feedback has been valuable for us, and we’ve incorporated many requests to make the tool better and easier to use. The changes to the new Tool includes new features, improved user interface and,
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YubiKey NEO in production

Yubico Team

November 6, 2012  |  Yubico Team  |  22 Comments

YubiKey NEO + mobile + hands - blog

We know you have been waiting a long time for the production launch of our YubiKey NEO, and we are very happy to announce our plan to start shipping the production versions of the YubiKey NEO by December 10th. We are already accepting orders for the YubiKey NEO, so place your order today to get
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yubico.com and our blog

Yubico Team

November 3, 2012  |  Yubico Team  |  No Comments

New Yubico web - blog

Finally! We are very happy to launch our new website, based on the open source CMS WordPress. But that’s not enough! We have an exciting future ahead of us, including the long awaited release of the YubiKey NEO in volume production and a whole range of other things we are getting ready to talk about.
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RFiD and the YubiKey NEO

Yubico Team

November 1, 2012  |  Yubico Team  |  No Comments

YubiKey NEO for blog

When Yubico first introduced the YubiKey RFiD in 2009, it provided users with an unmatched integration of physical and network security. Many facilities with existing RFiD based security systems have integrated the RFiD YubiKey into their systems, allowing users to use one device to access their office space as well as network account. The RFiD
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