Tag: YubiKey NEO

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5 Simple Ways to Get Started with Your YubiKey

What are your go-to apps? There are several applications and services that many of us use weekly, and in most cases, daily — Gmail, Facebook, Dropbox, a password manager — and the good news is that all of these support the YubiKey for strong authentication. And now, there is one more to add to the

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Apr 27, 2015

YubiKey NEO OpenPGP Security Bug

Yubico recently learned of a security issue with the OpenPGP Card applet project that is used in the YubiKey NEO. If you are not using OpenPGP, or have the OpenPGP applet version 1.0.10 or later, this vulnerability does not apply to you. The OpenPGP Card applet defect was inherited from the open-source software project “javacardopenpgp.” The

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Does Key Size Really Matter in Cryptography?

One of the most interesting and useful aspects of the YubiKey NEO and NEO-n is that they can act as a smart card and come pre-loaded with a bunch of interesting applications, such as an implementation of OpenPGP Card. Many end-users like this functionality, but some question the key lengths. It’s an expected cryptographic question

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Nov 19, 2014

NEO Supports U2F +OTP; Same Key at Same Time

Today, we whizz past another milestone. NEO keys built on our 3.3 firmware will support both U2F and OTP running on the same key at the same time. In fact, the configuration will support those two along with CCID. We heard loud and clear during our launch of U2F support in October that a multi-function

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Google Unveils FIDO U2F Security Key Support

Google today announced on its security blog an extra layer of security for Google Accounts based on the emerging strong authentication standard; Universal 2nd Factor or U2F. This is a good day for the Internet. As a driving contributor to FIDO U2F specifications, Yubico celebrates this big day by releasing a new blue campaign version

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Oct 13, 2014

YubiKey NEO & FIDO U2F: One Key for All Apps

I’ve been in this business for a long time and watched a lot of promise collapse and a fair number of snake oil salesmen flourish. Strong authentication is one of those technology conundrums that always seems to be partially solved. The drawbacks of traditional one-time passcodes are well understood and we’ve always truly known their

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When Will YubiKey NEO Work with iPhone 6 NFC?

Yubico has heard this question a lot over the past days since the iPhone 6 was released with NFC support. The answer would be “now” if Apple had an open ecosystem, but that likely won’t be the case for another 12-16 months. But put a pushpin on your roadmap, the YubiKey NEO will be a multi-factor authentication

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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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Bank of America Joins FIDO Alliance

Today, Bank of America, has joined the FIDO Alliance and been appointed to the Board of Directors. Among the world’s leading financial institutions, Bank of America is committing to FIDO standards for strong authentication, along with other leaders in the financial sector, including Discover Financial Services, MasterCard and Goldman Sachs. “Historically, strong two factor hardware