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Welcome to the Future, It’s about to Get Really Interesting…

This week ushered in my start with Yubico and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of what is going on here. The challenge in any new job is that while your colleagues are at a full-on run, you’re still learning how to walk. But after five days, I do know I better catch

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YubiKey & BadUSB

Updated Oct. 22, 2014 to include information on Security Key We have received a few questions with regards to “BadUSB” concept and the YubiKey, presented at BlackHat 2014. This was picked up by wired.com, where the problem domain is somewhat expanded into a claim that the “Security of USB Is Fundamentally Broken”. Although there are a few

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The Future of Online Authentication

Last week, Yubico delivered a glimpse into the future of online authentication with a presentation at Mozilla. If you missed the live talk about FIDO Alliance Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) and in-the-browser authentication for the mass market, please watch the archived video below. In the 60 minute presentation, Yubico discusses the motivation behind U2F, provides

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Jul 18, 2014

YubiKey NEO Updates

UPDATE: YubiKeys with serial numbers 2624253 to 2624449 and 2624801 to 2625499 are also not configured with fixed card manager keys. Our YubiKey NEO, is a JavaCard-based product. The NEO has a set of card manager keys that allows you to delete/add/update the software “applets” running on the NEO, through the Global Platform interface. We

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Lost YubiKey Best Practices

We hope that you will not lose your YubiKey, but for larger deployments and serious use, establishing processes around lost YubiKeys is an important and challenging aspect. Yubico has offered the YubiRevoke service to help with this aspect, which is a centralized way to disable YubiKeys validated through the YubiCloud. Initially we thought this was

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Jun 5, 2014

The Internet of Trust

Over the last year, news headlines of compromised passwords and system vulnerabilities have continued to dent our trust in our Internet-connected computers, smart phones, networks, Certificate Authorities and software providers. A month ago, when the Heartbleed vulnerability was identified, some people claimed that this was the end of the great human experience called the Internet.

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Jun 4, 2014

Ram Shriram, Silicon Valley Veteran, Backs Yubico

Ram Shriram, founding board member of Google, and former executive at Amazon.com joins the strong authentication innovator Yubico as investor and advisor. “At a time when Internet passwords are being hacked at scale, the Yubico team continues to excel at protecting digital identities in a very elegant manner. To win the mass market of Internet