Author: Yubico Team

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May 3, 2017

Episode Y: The Rise of 2FA

The security revolution has begun. In a final act of resistance against the dark might of the enemy, the brave heroes have deployed their ultimate weapon, a powerful layer of defense beyond the strength of the password known as 2FA, to a vast group of web sites throughout the universe. As 2FA spreads, a group

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YubiHSM 2 open beta launched!

With IT security breaches becoming a staple in daily news reports, organizations big and small alike need to ramp up their defense. More than 95% of all IT breaches happen when a user credential or server gets hacked. While the YubiKey protects user accounts from remote hijacking, millions of servers storing sensitive data still lack

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Feb 13, 2017

Yubico at RSA 2017 – Our Hardware Beats Your Malware

It’s that time of year again! We’re heading back to the RSA Conference in San Francisco to show off our latest and greatest at booth #N4421. Keeping online data, accounts, and identities protected is a challenge, and it’s abundantly clear that usernames and passwords are the weakest defense. Daily breaches, hacks, and evolving phishing techniques

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Jan 17, 2017

Can Two-Factor Protect Democracy?

Millions of people use YubiKeys all across the globe, and our customers often share how they use YubiKeys at work and for their personal accounts. Now and then we hear a unique story from a new perspective that catches our attention. Sometimes these stories prove the value of what we are working on, in this

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U2F Security Key Cuts Google AdWords Fraud

After a successful deployment of FIDO U2F enabled YubiKeys for all its staff, Google is now seeing the benefits of offering the technology to its customers with AdWords accounts. Hijacking of online advertising accounts not only costs customers whose accounts get bumped offline, but Google loses revenue when those accounts are dormant. The Association of

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Give the Gift Security Geeks Love to Get

‘Tis the season to be jolly and reflect on everything we’re thankful for. It’s been an incredible year at Yubico, and we’re delighted YubiKeys continue to make news this gift giving season. We’ve compiled our favorite gift guides because these are just too awesome not to share. And yes, we’re on each of them! PCWorld 5

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Computer Login with YubiKey in Smart Card Mode

The humble smart card dates back to the 1970s, but the mature technology is not without innovation in a world of new-fangled authentication. Personal Identity Verification (PIV) smart cards, best known as staples in government agencies, incorporate standards developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Yubico’s recent webinar, “YubiKey Smart Code Mode

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Jul 15, 2016

U2F, OIDC Team Up For Strong Authentication, Federation

The New York Times sits elegantly secured behind authentication technology that combines a U2F-enabled YubiKey and standardized identity federation built on OpenID Connect (OIDC). It’s a colorful twist for a newspaper first published in 1851 and famously known as The Gray Lady. But linked with Google and Yubico, the trio is part of an identity

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Dec 23, 2015

2015 Was A Yubico Rocket Ride

Around this time last year, the FIDO Alliance had just released the final draft of the U2F specification, a moment that would greatly impact Yubico’s upcoming year. Within four months, Google had upped its commitment to U2F, adding support for Yubico’s Security Key in Google for Work. In August, DropBox added support for its user

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YubiKey 4: One Device, Many Functions

One-hundred and eighteen years ago, Karl Elsener developed the first Swiss Army knife, introducing versatility never before seen in a simple knife for soldiers. Today, Yubico pays homage to Elsener’s ingenuity and commitment to multi-feature versatility. The YubiKey is a single device with a wide selection of security and privacy choices under its rugged, molded-plastic