Tag: smart card
Dec 22, 2022
Uncovered PIV use cases on iOS: Using YubiKey as a smart card on iOS
In a recent post we discussed the concept of using a YubiKey as a smart card on iOS. Now that we’ve outlined the overall concept, we’d like to expand by exploring the unlocked use cases for using a smart card for authentication, creating digital signatures, and decrypting messages and documents on Apple iPhones and iPads. …
Oct 18, 2022
Five ways Yubico can help you accelerate and scale phishing-resistant MFA in 2023
Legacy multi-factor authentication (MFA) has not worked against modern cyber threats due to inability to stop phishing and other account takeovers. Modern MFA, such as YubiKeys, have been proven to stop phishing attacks and account takeovers in their tracks. Only solutions based on Smart card/PIV or FIDO protocols are truly phishing-resistant because they require each …
Jun 29, 2022
How to implement a CryptoTokenKit extension on iOS
In previous blog posts here and here, we’ve shared how you can use a YubiKey and its PIV Smart Card application together with the Yubico Authenticator app for iOS. Essentially, you can now use your YubiKey to authenticate in Safari and many other applications on iOS using certificate-based authentication backed by the PIV Smart Card …
Smart Cards Simplified – Private sector
Smartcards provide strong security but they can be complex for to adopt both for the organization and the end users alike. Users may even have to carry smart card readers and additional peripherals to use the solution. Read this solution to understand how a modern and simplified smart card approach can either replace your legacy smart card approach, or get you on the road to raising the security bar, by providing strong phishing defense in the modern cyber threat landscape. All while being very well suited for your hybrid or remote workforce, with users working across a range of modern desktops, tablets and smart phones.
The future of Federal cybersecurity is here
Smart cards, while they provide strong security, can be complex for to adopt both for the organization and the end users alike. Users may even have to carry smart card readers and additional peripherals to use the solution. Read this solution to understand how a modern and simplified smart card approach can augment your existing smart card strategy and provide strong phishing defense in the modern cyber threat landscape. All while being very well suited for your hybrid or remote workforce, with users working across a range of modern desktops, tablets and smart phones.
May 18, 2022
Compliant PINs and MFA: Modern direction for staying secure
Entities within the US Federal Government are in the midst of a drastic change regarding how they approach the services they are using—moving away from traditional on-prem and proprietary systems to cloud services based on private platforms, like Azure and Amazon Web Services. However, the requirements for security remain the same regardless of the platform …
Mar 17, 2022
YubiKey as a smart card on iOS
Certificate-based smart cards have been one of the most trusted and proven implementations of multi-factor authentication for over 20 years. There’s only one problem… the typical credit card-shaped smart card didn’t work well, if at all, on mobile devices without additional hardware and software. Today, smart cards come in many form factors, from a credit …
Sep 28, 2021
Yubico Pioneers the Simplification of Smartcard Support on Mobile for iOS
Yubico is committed to enabling YubiKey integrations for all of our technology partners and enterprise customers with the least amount of friction and time-to-market as possible. With this goal in mind, we are very excited to announce the public general availability of our Yubico Authenticator for iOS app that now supports YubiKey-based smartcard login alongside …
What is OpenPGP?
What is PGP? Pretty Good Privacy, commonly referred to as PGP, is an encryption program developed by Phil Zimmerman in 1991, originally to enable secure communication between anti-nuclear activists via bulletin board systems (BBSs). What is GPG? GPG, also known as GnuPG, is a complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard. The YubiKey follows …
What is a Smart Card?
How does smart card authentication work? Smart card authentication requires two things: the smart card itself and a pin entered by the user. With smart cards there are two different ways to authenticate yourself into a system, there is either contact or contactless smart card readers. With contact cards, the embedded chip is inserted into …