Let’s be honest…passwords stink! They’re hard to remember, they’re constantly changing, and nearly every day we hear about a new data breach that has leaked thousands (or millions) of login credentials. So, what’s a user to do? With no sign of phishing scams or credential theft slowing down any time soon, two-factor authentication (2FA) is a must-have for keeping yourself safe online.
Today, the strongest form of 2FA is offered by hardware authenticators — more commonly known as security keys, like the YubiKey. The YubiKey is a physical key to secure your online world from hackers. It adds an extra layer of protection to your accounts by requiring physical access to the key to be able to log in. It is the only form of authentication that provides the best defense against phishing in combination with a seamless user experience. In fact, a recent Google study found that hardware security keys were the only method to stop account takeovers 100% of the time.
With the YubiKey in hand, you can say goodbye to pesky SMS codes, mobile authentication apps or security questions. No more copying and pasting one-time codes or relying on mobile connectivity and batteries — just one touch is all that’s needed to log in. And with out-of-the-box compatibility with many of your favorite services, the YubiKey makes internet security a breeze. Get started today by protecting Google, Facebook, Dropbox, Twitter, Microsoft, 1Password, Dashlane, LastPass, and so many more!
Come by the Yubico booth (D-5) at CES Showstoppers to get your hands on a YubiKey and start your journey toward simple, secure account protection. From Lightning to USB-C, USB-A, or near-field communication (NFC) connections, we have a key for everyone. That’s not all. Catch all the details on our upcoming 2020 products — the YubiKey Bio and YubiKey 5C NFC — and see how Yubico is working to eliminate passwords all together! We’ve got big things coming in 2020.