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Jul 11, 2016

YubiKey And The Route To USB-C

The USB-C standard has caused a lot of chatter among Apple users, some concerning the elegance of fewer wires but mostly from those that miss absent ports, such as HDMI and USB 3.0, on newer MacBooks. Yubico has received requests to join the USB-C evolution and release a USB-C compatible YubiKey. We have built a

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Google Extends Multi-Factor Authentication Options With Prompt

Google yesterday released a third option for its two-step verification, complementing the Google Authenticator phone app and FIDO U2F Security Keys. This release supports moving from two-factor to a true multi-factor authentication offering Google Prompt is a push app for mobile authentication, similar to two-factor push solutions offered by others like Duo Security. There is

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Jun 15, 2016

YubiKey, U2F Tracking Bluetooth Maturity

At Yubico, we have been experimenting and innovating for a long time with additional YubiKey interface options, like Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Smart. Once the Bluetooth work stream was formed within FIDO U2F, we were active in completing the specification. We have passed the FIDO U2F BLE interoperability tests, and are happy to report that this

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Jun 14, 2016

YubiKey 4 has fresh look, attestation capabilities

The smallest YubiKey 4 is getting a facelift, and both form factors have new trust capabilities that validate device type, manufacturer, and generated key material. The new YubiKey 4 Nano takes on a “molded” form factor, which makes it impossible to insert the Nano in backwards, and provides a waterproof environment. The YubiKey 4 and

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Yubico CEO awarded KTH Great Prize

Yubico is proud to announce that our CEO and Founder, Stina Ehrensvärd, has been named the winner of the 2016 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Great Prize.  Founded in 1827, KTH is Sweden’s first polytechnic university and is one of Scandinavia’s largest institutions of higher education in technology. First awarded in 1945, the annual KTH

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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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May 19, 2016

Webinar showcases Centrify’s ID platform, YubiKey support

Yubico’s partner Centrify has built one of the best showcases for the YubiKey’s multi-protocol versatility. With support for Personal Identity Verification (PIV)-based capabilities, one-time passwords (OTP), and mobile authentication, Centrify is the first identity and access management (IAM) platform to support such a deep lineup of protocols using a YubiKey. Centrify will detail and demo