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Introducing Yubico Authenticator 6 for Desktop

Today we’re releasing the first public beta version of Yubico Authenticator 6 for Desktop. This new version has some big changes under the hood, so let me explain what they are and why we’re doing them. Or, if you’re just eager to try it out, skip to the bottom of this post and click on

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Graduating from legacy MFA to modern authentication

Download the Yubico White Paper, Graduating from legacy MFA to modern authentication: The critical need for increased security across education, to learn authentication best practices in modernizing authentication to stop modern day cyber threats.

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Accelerate YubiKey adoption at scale

Learn deployment best practices to enhance your security posture with phishing-resistant MFA

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Laying the groundwork for continuous authentication

Continuous authentication is an emerging concept—a future ‘nirvana’ state of security that would provide the capability to validate a user’s identity in real-time as they maneuver between systems, applications, and devices. In theory, continuous authentication solutions would use risk signals from a variety of monitoring sources to authenticate users, identify potential threats and proactively remediate

Yubico Releases MFA Guide in Recognition of World Password(less) Day 

PALO ALTO, CA and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – May 4, 2022 –  In recognition of World Password Day, Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys, today issued a multi-factor authentication (MFA) guide to help better define common and new industry terms, as well as the standards that are supporting modern authentication.   While it is

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Making sense of the alphabet soup within authentication and modern MFA terminology

The vast majority of all cyberattacks start with stolen login passwords or other credentials. In a world that is moving to the cloud, our work, personal and government communication systems have become more accessible and vulnerable for anyone on the internet. Of all the different cyberattacks, credential phishing is by far the largest problem and

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YubiKeys protecting critical IT infrastructure in Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a battle in both the physical and the digital world. On both sides, information warfare plays a more critical part of the battlefield than any other war in human history, with the biggest attack vector and threat being weak login credentials.  According to a Ukraine cybersecurity executive at a

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The real reason legacy authentication doesn’t work for shared workstations

Most organizations struggle with legacy authentication, with passwords and mobile-based solutions a source of security risk, high IT cost, and frustrated users. However, for organizations with shared workstations and shared device environments, these pain points are only intensified. Shared workstations—common across industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, retail and hospitality, financial services, energy, utilities, oil and

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Shopping for cyber insurance? Six questions to ask before you call the insurer

The cyberthreat landscape has always been worrisome, but today there are many more CISOs noticing new gray hairs in the mirror given an anticipated uptick in cyber attacks from nation states and other bad actors. Ransomware attacks and other forms of account compromise continue to grace the news every month with  malicious actors – state-sponsored

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Q&A: Yubico’s Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer Jakob Ehrensvärd

It’s not every day you get to hear a pioneer of internet security share why you and the rest of the world needs modern, reliable and easy-to-use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). If you want to understand phishing-resistant authentication and why it matters, there’s nobody better to ask than Jakob Ehrensvärd, Yubico’s co-founder. Jakob built his first