YubiKey Survives Ten Weeks in a Washing Machine

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PALO ALTO, Calif. and STOCKHOLM, Sep. 29, 2011 — Recently the owner of a YubiKey that was missing found it in the washing machine.  It had survived ten weeks of heat, water and detergent. 

The YubiKey is not only ultra-thin, crush safe and battery-free, it is water-resistant as well. It has both survived diving 48 meters down in salt water and more than two months of laundry.

“We found it in the door sealing of the washing machine” said the owner of the YubiKey. “After wiping it dry, it instantly provided me with its one-time-key”.

Furthermore, the YubiKey has survived being run over by a car and eaten by a dog.

Read more about the YubiKey: yubico.com/yubikey

Get a YubiKey: https://store.yubico.com/

About Yubico

Yubico sets new global standards for simple and secure access to computers, mobile devices, servers, and internet accounts.

The company’s core invention, the YubiKey, delivers strong hardware protection, with a simple touch, across any number of IT systems and online services. The YubiHSM, Yubico’s ultra-portable hardware security module, protects sensitive data stored in servers.

Yubico is a leading contributor to the FIDO2WebAuthn, and FIDO Universal 2nd Factor open authentication standards, and the company’s technology is deployed and loved by 9 of the top 10 internet brands and by millions of users in 160 countries.

Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held, with offices in Sweden, UK, Germany, USA, Australia, and Singapore. For more information: www.yubico.com

Ashton Tupper

Director of Global Communications