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Yubico Gives Away Free YubiKeys to Promote Azure AD Public Preview

Yubico Gives Away Free YubiKeys to Promote Azure AD Public Preview

Microsoft recently launched a public preview of the passwordless capabilities of the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), extending support for FIDO2 and WebAuthn’s authentication standards across the entire platform. Yubico is celebrating the occasion with an offer that will put secure authentication tech in the hands of more professionals. Specifically, Yubico is offering complimentary YubiKey…

Yubico, Partners Celebrate FIDO2 Success

Yubico, Partners Celebrate FIDO2 Success

The WebAuthn standard is seeing growing support, and Yubico is celebrating that growth with a new blog post featuring commentary from some of the company’s biggest partners. To recap: WebAuthn is the key component of the FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 authentication standard. It’s essentially designed to enable end users to ditch passwords when logging into online…

Mobile ID Top Stories: Digital Access, Fingerprints, and ID4Africa

Mobile ID Top Stories: Digital Access, Fingerprints, and ID4Africa

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories offers another diverse lineup, but a couple of key themes can be discerned. One is digital access. Readers were interested in the news that Yoti had teamed up with age verification specialist AgeID to regulate access to ‘adult websites’ in the UK, and were also keen…

Yubico Extends Partner Program for iOS-friendly Security Key

Yubico Extends Partner Program for iOS-friendly Security Key

Yubico is expanding the Partner Preview Program for its forthcoming security key solution designed for lightning ports on Apple’s mobile devices. The solution was first announced last August. Formerly called “YubiKey for Lightning”, the now-rebranded “YubiKey 5Ci” is aimed at enabling YubiKey security key support on Apple’s mobile devices thanks to its use of the…

WebAuthn Support Grows with Apple, Twitter, Coinbase Backing

WebAuthn Support Grows with Apple, Twitter, Coinbase Backing

“For end users, the support means being able to implement greater security when authenticating online.” WebAuthn, the component of the FIDO2 authentication standard that pertains to biometric or security key-based authentication through web browsers, is gaining traction: Apple has enabled support for WebAuthn in its latest Safari Technology Preview for macOS, and Twitter and Coinbase…

Yubico CEO Notes Industry Growth in Appointment of New Execs and Advisor

Yubico CEO Notes Industry Growth in Appointment of New Execs and Advisor

Yubico has appointed two new executives to its team and has a new member on its advisory board, the company has announced. Jeff Kukowski is Yubico’s new Chief Revenue Officer. He comes to the company from SecureAuth, which he helmed as CEO and Board Director from 2015 to 2018. Bill Rule, meanwhile, joins Yubico as…

Yubico Founder Celebrates W3C’s WebAuthn Approval

Yubico Founder Celebrates W3C’s WebAuthn Approval

“From start to finish, the WebAuthn spec development has been more than a three-year process, but for Yubico, this is a culmination of more than a decade of innovation and seven years of standards work.” – Stina Ehrensvärd, Founder & CEO, Yubico The WebAuthn specification became an official W3C standard this week, and Yubico founder…

New Yubico Report Finds Most People Have Bad Password Behavior

New Yubico Report Finds Most People Have Bad Password Behavior

Yubico has published the results of its 2019 State of Password and Authentication Security Behaviors Report, finding that while people are more concerned about digital privacy, many businesses and individuals have not yet updated their habits when using passwords to safeguard their information. “For decades, passwords have been the primary method of authentication used to…

Yubico Showcases New Security Keys, Including iOS Solution, at CES

Yubico Showcases New Security Keys, Including iOS Solution, at CES

Yubico unveiled a new product in its security key lineup at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, and offered a sneak peak at another. First things first: Security Key NFC, the latest offering, is available now. It features a USB-A interface, and, as the name, suggests, it also supports contactless operation over NFC. That means users…

IAM Solutions Provider Embraces FIDO2 and YubiKey 5 Series

IAM Solutions Provider Embraces FIDO2 and YubiKey 5 Series

“The firm’s platform, CloudGate UNO, now supports the FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 authentication standard, and ISR says it will distribute YubiKey 5 Series devices to its clients.” A major identity and access management specialist is poised to help spread the proliferation of FIDO2 standards through Yubico’s latest security keys. The company, International Systems Research Co. (or…

Ping Identity Survey Shows How Data Breaches Can Hurt Brands

Ping Identity Survey Shows How Data Breaches Can Hurt Brands

“Ping Identity has published its findings alongside its offering of additional security tools to customers of its PingID multi-factor authentication platform for the enterprise, each of whom can now receive a pair of YubiKey 5 Series security keys, empowering them with another, FIDO2-compliant means of securing sensitive information on their devices.” New survey data from…

Yubico’s Latest Security Key Line is FIDO2-Ready

Yubico’s Latest Security Key Line is FIDO2-Ready

“Together, the devices offer a range of use cases while all supporting the essential authentication frameworks.” Yubico has launched the YubiKey 5 Series, and the devices in its latest lineup of security keys appears to be its most comprehensive ever. The lineup includes the YubiKey 5 NFC, YubiKey 5C, YubiKey 5 Nano, and YubiKey 5C…

Yubico Looks to Lightning Port to Bring U2F Security to the iPhone

Yubico Looks to Lightning Port to Bring U2F Security to the iPhone

Yubico has announced a new mobile SDK that enables Lightning support on iOS. It’s a workaround to Apple’s notorious unwillingness to open its NFC technology to third party developers, and the lack of USB ports on mobile devices in general. These factors have thus far prevented Yubico from establishing connectivity between Apple devices and its…

Yubico Launches FIPS Compliant Security Keys

Yubico Launches FIPS Compliant Security Keys

Government agencies and contractors now have a line of YubiKey devices designed just for them. Called the YubiKey FIS Series, the new line of security keys is compliant with Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2, a certification needed for use by many government agencies and partners collecting and transmitting sensitive information. That means individuals working in…

Yubico’s Transparent Approach to Security Vulnerabilities Sets Strong Example

Yubico’s Transparent Approach to Security Vulnerabilities Sets Strong Example

“With the security flaw fixed, Google gave Yubico a “bug bounty” of $5,000, which the latter donated to Girls Who Code.” Yubico is illustrating the benefits of transparency in a new blog post about a security bug recently found in the use of FIDO U2F authenticators with Google Chrome. As Yubico’s Jesper Johansson and Venkat…

YubiKey Support Comes to the iPhone

YubiKey Support Comes to the iPhone

Yubico has officially launched a new Software Development Kit for developers working on iOS apps, with the aim of delivering NEO functionality to iPhones and iPads. This is basically the iPhone version of YubiKeys popular USB security keys. While the latter are designed to plug into the USB ports found on all kinds of PCs…

YubiKey Devices Now Compatible with Google Drive for Work

YubiKey Devices Now Compatible with Google Drive for Work

Online identity security specialist Yubico has announced that its U2F-compliant devices are now compatible with Google Drive for Work. U2F Security Key, YubiKey Edge, and YubiKey NEO can all now be used for two-factor authentication with the Google Drive for Work Admin console. It’s good news for IT administrators, who will now be able to…