Author: Jerrod Chong

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Nov 30, 2017

How to Navigate FIDO U2F in Firefox Quantum

Firefox Quantum is the latest internet browser to natively support FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) devices, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see this advancement! With Mozilla jumping on board, millions of Firefox users can now begin to experience the ease-of-use and security of the YubiKey and U2F authentication…with one small caveat. FIDO U2F

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Oct 25, 2017

iPhone support for YubiKey OTP via NFC

Will my YubiKey NEO work on iPhones now that iOS 11 added some NFC support? It’s a fair question – one that we’ve been getting a lot of. This blog explains some of the details about iPhone support for YubiKey OTP to help bring some clarity to YubiKey users. First, it’s important to understand the

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NIST publishes new authentication standards, FIDO U2F achieves AAL3

After a year of review, the National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST) today released version 3 of its latest digital identity guidelines, outlining a number of updates that play to the multi-protocol functionality of the YubiKey. NIST Special Publication 800-63 Revision 3 covers guidelines on identity proofing and authentication of users (such as employees,

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Jun 21, 2017

Future of FIDO Authentication demonstrated by Microsoft at CIS

Microsoft unveiled a major FIDO milestone today at the Cloud Identity Summit (CIS) by demonstrating an early implementation of a FIDO 2-based passwordless login on a Microsoft Windows 10 computer through Azure Active Directory (AAD) using a YubiKey. For the demonstrated login flow, the user inserted and touched the YubiKey, using AAD to instantly authenticate

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Sep 20, 2016

YubiKey Smart Card Support For macOS Sierra

Have you ever wanted to use your YubiKey to protect your Mac? Starting today, PIV-enabled YubiKeys can be used to log in to your Mac and your Keychain on macOS Sierra without complex configurations or software. Up until the release of Mac OS X Lion (10.7) in July 2011, Apple included native support for login

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Yubico Expands FIPS Security Certification

For the past two years, Yubico has executed on an aggressive strategy to validate its cryptographic devices against established federal standards. The first YubiKey device was validated in 2014 (NIST cert #2267) and, last week, the YubiKey 4 began the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) validation process for compliance with the Federal Information

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Yubico, Centrify Align On Authentication Versatility

Versatility is a theme that has emerged with the YubiKey, whether it’s support for Personal Identity Verification (PIV)-based capabilities, one-time passwords (OTP), or mobile authentication. These authentication options are attractive to users and businesses because they’re contained in a single YubiKey that solves multiple use cases, simplifies user training, and improves security.  Our partner Centrify

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With a Touch, Yubico, Docker Revolutionize Code Signing

Today we released the YubiKey 4. Our next generation product that includes a new function called touch-to-sign, a unique and simple method for code signing that we have brought to life together with Docker, an open platform for distributed applications. At DockerCon Europe 2015 in Barcelona, Docker and Yubico together unveiled the world’s first touch-to-sign code

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GitHub, Yubico Introduce Millions To U2F

Today GitHub introduced U2F support enabling its users to access and protect the integrity of their software code with easy-to-use strong public key cryptography. GitHub’s volume of sensitive data demands proactive efforts to constantly improve security and access controls. Strong authentication, like that provided by U2F, helps protect against modern hacker techniques used in the current breach-filled

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Sep 10, 2015

YubiKey to Secure Okta Adaptive MFA

There is a trend developing in identity management focused intently on security that incorporates strong two-factor authentication. The YubiKey is an integral part of that trend as evidenced by our new partnership with Okta, providing additional mfa capabilities. Today, we provide more proof of that trend by announcing our partnership with Okta to integrate YubiKeys