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Aug 1, 2013

YubiKey Neo and Claws Mail

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

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 Device Viruses

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

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

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

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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The Future of Authentication FAQ

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. Why do you want to kill the password? We don’t. Yubico does and will continue to recommend two-factor authentication, consisting