Tag: FIDO U2F security key

Getting a biometric security key right

Today, we are excited to share some updates regarding the next highly-anticipated members of our YubiKey family: the upcoming YubiKey Bio in both USB-A and USB-C form factors. The YubiKey Bio will be the first product to introduce biometric capabilities (in addition to PIN) to our portfolio of YubiKeys.  Yubico has been considering adding biometrics

YubiKey secures remote workers during COVID-19 as government-approved alternative to PIV and CAC cards

In the matter of just one week, Google reported that it saw more than 18 million daily malware and phishing emails related to COVID-19. That’s an astonishing number, and one that is not likely to slow down any time soon. For organizations across the globe, it is imperative to quickly, securely, and affordably fill existing

Staying safe in our physical and digital worlds

Most of our lives are now connected on the internet. We stay in touch with our loved ones, order food, talk to our doctors, do our banking — and now, many of us also work from home. We are all facing challenges we did not predict a few weeks ago. Never before has our society

Yubico and Microsoft Introduce Passwordless Login

Ten years ago, at the 2008 RSA Conference, Yubico launched the first YubiKey with the goal of making secure login easy and accessible for everyone. The vision was one single security key to work across any number of services, with great user experience, security, and privacy. On this anniversary, Yubico has taken another major leap

Ecosystem Showcase: How ID proofing, identity federation, and strong authentication protect digital identities

According to the NIST SP 800-63-3, digital identity is “the online persona of a subject.” Unlike personal identity, an individual can convey multiple digital identities across various networks and communities. In other words, one person can have one digital identity for their work email and another for a social media account. Given the possibility of

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The key to GDPR compliance and online privacy protection

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of mandates aimed to protect the privacy of internet users. From May, 2018, any organization operating, storing or processing data of EU citizens will be subject to the requirements. With the threat of hefty fines of €20M or 4% of worldwide turnover for non-compliance,

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Creating the Unphishable Security Key

How the FIDO U2F security key and YubiKey stop phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks Security is never stronger than its weakest link, and that weakest link is often the user. Not surprisingly, phishing attacks that target users are increasing not only in volume, but also in sophistication. Google knows that. Recently, the search giant updated their

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Sep 22, 2017

Firefox Nightly enables support for FIDO U2F Security Keys

This week, Mozilla enabled support for FIDO U2F (Universal 2nd Factor) security keys in the pre-beta release of Firefox, Firefox Nightly. Firefox is the second largest internet browser by user base. In the near future, 80% of the world’s desktop users, including Chrome and Opera users, will benefit from the open authentication standard and YubiKey

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NIST publishes new authentication standards, FIDO U2F achieves AAL3

After a year of review, the National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST) today released version 3 of its latest digital identity guidelines, outlining a number of updates that play to the multi-protocol functionality of the YubiKey. NIST Special Publication 800-63 Revision 3 covers guidelines on identity proofing and authentication of users (such as employees,