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Meet the YubiKey, the Physical Key to Your Digital World

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.

 

Yubico Introduces the Security Key NFC at ShowStoppers

Today, we are launching our next-generation security key, the Security Key NFC by Yubico. The Security Key NFC is our newest addition to our distinctive blue Security Key Series, offering  NFC (near-field communication) for tap-and-go authentication over the FIDO U2F and FIDO2/WebAuthn protocols. This new key can be used for a secure login on a computer (via USB) or on a supported mobile device (via NFC), enabling a simple and seamless user experience for strong multi-factor, two-factor (2FA), and single-factor passwordless authentication.

The Security Key NFC is the latest hardware authenticator from Yubico and it’s built to last. It’s made in the USA and Sweden with reinforced fiberglass that is hermetically sealed and injection molded into a monolithic block, delivering unparalleled physical durability.

Hardware authenticators remove the dependency on cumbersome and less secure SMS or mobile app authentication techniques. The Security Key NFC enforces asymmetric public key cryptography-based account login, all with the simple touch or tap of the device. The public key is stored with the service, and the private key is stored with the security key — never leaving the device — which means there are no shared secrets between services.

Today, the Security Key NFC works out of the box with hundreds of services already supporting FIDO U2F and FIDO2 authentication protocols: including Microsoft (for passwordless login), Google, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, a growing list of password managers, and many more FIDO2 and U2F compatible services. We also offer the Yubico Developer Program, with resources to enable rapid integration of strong FIDO-based authentication into web and mobile applications to support Yubico security keys.

The Security Key NFC by Yubico is available beginning today for $27 at the Yubico online store.