Tag: YubiKey

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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

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Manufacturing cybersecurity to step up in response to threats of cyberattacks

Recent manufacturing crises such as the baby formula shortage and the global chip shortage demonstrate the profound impact of downtime and production issues. From the global pandemic to lockdowns in China, manufacturers are now being warned about the risk of cyberattacks from Russia.   Manufacturing is an emerging target for cyberattacks; production floors that were once

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YubiKeys are now available to purchase in the AWS Marketplace in the U.S.

Today, Yubico is excited to announce the launch of YubiKeys in the AWS Marketplace, providing a new and efficient way for AWS customers to purchase YubiKey solutions.  With the new collaboration, Yubico is now expanding our distribution options to meet customers where and how they chose to procure YubiKey solutions either directly from Yubico’s online

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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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May 31, 2022

A Yubico FAQ about passkeys

In March, we published a blog called “YubiKeys, passkeys and the future of modern authentication” which took a look at the evolution of authentication from when we first introduced the YubiKey back in 2008, to where the industry is heading with the adoption and adaptation of WebAuthn/FIDO authentication. In the last month, there have been

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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

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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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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

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White House declaration: act now for cybersecurity attack protection

Last week, President Biden made a statement that couldn’t have been clearer in its message regarding cybersecurity attack protection to the private sector: “If you have not already done so, I urge our private sector partners to harden your cyber defenses immediately by implementing the best practices we have developed together over the last year

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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