Tag: passwordless

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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WebAuthn implementation: What’s what, why should you care and new updates from Yubico

When it comes to WebAuthn, there’s certainly no shortage of acronyms or protocols. But what do they mean, and which ones do you need to care about? Fret not – both clarity and help are available! In this blog, we’ll share tips on how to implement WebAuthn, as well as share news about java-webauthn-server library

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Passwordless authentication for every enterprise

Begin your journey to stronger, passwordless authentication with YubiKeys by Yubico and Microsoft Azure Active Directory

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2021: Both challenging and promising for cyber security

2021 was a challenging, yet promising year for cyber security. This past year, we saw critical infrastructure, which we may have taken for granted in the past, breached and disrupted. My father, who lives in Sweden, could not buy food in his local grocery store, and coworkers and friends on the east coast in the US

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In passwordless authentication, who is holding the keys?

Strong authentication practices are based on validating a number of authentication factors to a relying party (RP) or identity provider (IDP) to prove you are who the RP expects. Examples of relying parties could be Dropbox or Salesforce. Identity providers, who can also be a relying party that interacts with the authenticator, include Microsoft Azure,

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Future-Proofing Authentication and Compliance for Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare continues to remain one of the most highly targeted industries by cyber criminals. In fact, with the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry has seen a doubling of the number of cyber attacks – attacks which are both costly ($9.23 million, on average) and disruptive. What’s even more troubling is that these attacks are likely to

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Put Your Finger on the Pulse of What’s New with the YubiKey Bio Series

Today, we are announcing the YubiKey Bio Series, Yubico’s first-ever YubiKeys supporting biometric authentication. The YubiKey Bio was first previewed at Microsoft Ignite in 2019 where we showed a live demo of passwordless sign-in to Microsoft Azure Active Directory accounts. We’ve taken the time to ensure that we are launching products that are highly secure

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GitHub no longer accepts passwords for Git authentication, secure your accounts with YubiKey

GitHub has been a longstanding supporter of strong security for its customers and developer communities. From its most recent support for using U2F and FIDO2 security keys for SSH, to its 2019 announcement of Web Authentication (WebAuthn) support for security keys and 2015 Universal Second Factor (U2F) support, the company has continued to give its

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Top five pitfalls companies should avoid when rolling out a passwordless strategy

Given the number of breaches in the news today where passwords were at the root of the problem, many companies are now exploring the benefits of a secure passwordless future. Secure passwordless logins not only bring cost efficiencies and a more frictionless user login experience into the organization, but deliver the security that is necessary