We all rely on the internet. Everyone wants their identity, accounts, and data to be safe. Unfortunately, traditional login just isn’t secure enough in today’s world — malware and other attacks steal passwords every day. Luckily, there is an easy and inexpensive way to protect yourself: two-factor authentication using YubiKey.

What is a YubiKey?

A YubiKey is a small device that you register with a service or site that supports two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication means that each time you log in, the service will request proof that you have your YubiKey in addition to your regular username and password. Phishing, malware, and other attack methods don’t work because they would need both your physical key and your passwords to breach your accounts.

Two-factor authentication with a YubiKey makes your login secure and keeps your information private. The YubiKey requires nothing more than a simple tap or touch. There are no drivers or special software needed. You can use your YubiKey on multiple computers and mobile devices, and one key supports any number of your accounts. YubiKeys are nearly indestructible — just add it to your keychain along with your house and car keys.

YubiKey is trusted by millions of users and 100,000 customers — individuals, small businesses, governments, and enterprises.

Stronger, faster, more economical

A YubiKey offers the most secure, easiest, and most economical method for two-factor authentication.

Where Can You Use Your YubiKey?

Here’s a list of places you can use your YubiKey to get you started, and the list of uses keeps growing!

Password Managers

A password manager makes it easy to have longer and more secure passwords unique for every site or service, as it takes the burden of tracking and entering the passwords for each site. But you should still have an extra layer of security for logging in to the password manager service itself to ensure that no one else can access your list of unique passwords. With a YubiKey, you can log in easily and securely to your Password Manager vault using your user name, password, and YubiKey, generating a secure one-time password at a simple touch of a button.

Keepass
Password Safe
LastPass
Password Tote
pwSafe
PassPack

Internet Services

The expanding rate of online identity theft has highlighted the disastrous consequences of being impersonated online and the ease with which it can happen.

Gmail and Google Accounts
GitHub
Dropbox (using U2F)
LastPass
WordPress
Code Signing

Access the following services using TOTP codes (generated on your desktop or with your Android phone). Advanced users can also use our secondary application, the YubiTOTP.

Dropbox (using TOTP)
Evernote

Computer Login

It doesn’t matter which operating system you have installed — Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux — you can use a YubiKey to strengthen authentication and keep intruders from prying into your computer.

Windows
Mac OS X
Linux

Disk Encryption

Do you want to encrypt the data stored on your hard drive? Already use disk encryption software but want to secure it further? You can secure your data in a easy and secure manner using two-factor authentication with the YubiKey.

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Why is YubiKey Better Than Other Authenticators?

YubiKey is faster, easier, and more secure than SMS and other authenticators. Compare YubiKey to other solutions or find out more about how the YubiKey works.

YubiKey for Businesses and Developers

YubiKeys are used by businesses to secure Windows Login, Open PGP encryption, CRM, and much more. Find out more about YubiKey for Businesses.

Developers can integrate two factor authentication in minutes using our free open source software. Find out more about YubiKey for Developers.