Author: John Fontana

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Jul 28, 2016

Over A Dozen Services Supporting FIDO U2F

Updated Oct. 10, 2016 to include U2F support added to Opera browser, Salesforce Creating standards is hard work that only sweetens when the market starts to arrive and validate the effort with real world deployments. On June 22, Bitbucket, GitLab, and Sentry all released support for FIDO U2F strong authentication in their cloud-based products. None of

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U2F, OpenID Connect Align For Mobile Authentication

A year ago, Yubico described a cord-cutting mobile world where hard-wired ports were not needed to accommodate the security benefits of strong authentication. Since then, growth in the mobile device market has continued its explosion, including 1.4 billion smartphones shipped worldwide in 2015, according to IDC. Couple this development with standards work by the FIDO

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Apr 5, 2016

GitHub Verify Feature Strengthens YubiKey Value

Often times, it’s the little things in life that bring the most satisfaction. For GitHub users, a shiny new “little thing” is available today. New “Verified” checkmarks in the Web interface document that commits are signed with GPG keys, which ensures the integrity of the code. No more downloading code from GitHub to verify commit

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Mar 23, 2016

UK First Government To Offer U2F-Secured Digital ID

The UK has spent the past five years on a digital transformation that is setting a world standard for how citizens securely interact with government online services. The UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS), which came online in 2011, will add in a few weeks a new verification service called GOV.UK Verify to this impressive project.

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Google publishes two-year study on use of FIDO U2F Security Keys

Key words often associated with two-factor authentication focus on simplicity, privacy, and security. Those words, however, are broad terms that need definition in order for consumers and enterprises to form opinions and make educated buying choices. FIDO Universal Second Factor (U2F) is no different, so Google recently published a research paper titled “Security Keys: Practical

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YubiKey Flexibility Satisfies Okta Needs

Our partner, Okta, is anticipating that strong authentication adoption in 2016 on its cloud identity platform will eclipse the 40% increase it recorded in 2015. We salute Okta’s hard work and innovation now that it has officially released YubiKey support. Okta landed on YubiKeys to solve specific accessibility issues for its customers, specifically those who don’t

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LinkedIn Secures Employees with MFA, Okta, YubiKey

Weak passwords and the employees that use them are the biggest threat to IT security, Raj Nagalingam, Senior Systems Engineer at LinkedIn, told the audience at last week’s Oktane15 conference. LinkedIn and Okta MFA To combat such threats at LinkedIn, Raj has turned to Okta’s multi-factor authentication plus the YubiKey as one way to protect

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Sep 9, 2015

Secure Shell, Standards, And The YubiKey

In new entries added recently to the white paper section of our website, we’re detailing Secure Shell options using a YubiKey, and emerging standards that combine to solve online identity challenges. These white papers are a nice place to uncover some lesser-known YubiKey gems, learn a little more about our crypto strategy, or dive deeper

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Sep 3, 2015

Time Flies When Trying To Secure The Internet

A year ago, I joined Yubico and wrote a blog with the headline “Welcome to the Future, It’s About to Get Really Interesting.” On reflection, perhaps that was an understatement. The past 12 months have seen unprecedented hacks on industry and government that have resulted in more than a billion stolen passwords and personal records.

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Jul 1, 2015

Innovative Projects Topped with YubiKing Crowns

Break out the trumpets. Lower the drawbridge. The YubiKings are here to claim their thrones! Today, Yubico is announcing the three winners of the months-long YubiKing contest, designed to discover who had mad enough skills to build the most innovative, creative and compelling solution around the YubiKey. We received and evaluated a pile of fantastic