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Yubico Unveils Its First Biometric Security Key at Microsoft Ignite

Yubico Unveils Its First Biometric Security Key at Microsoft Ignite

“The device features an embedded fingerprint sensor; once a fingerprint is enrolled on the device, it is stored in a Secure Element and can be used for on-device authentication going forward.” Microsoft Ignite, the company’s annual tech conference, is underway this week in Orlando, and Yubico has taken the opportunity to unveil its first biometric…

Partnerships Aplenty in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Partnerships Aplenty in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

This week’s top stories on Mobile ID World are all about partnerships. The first is a bit of an unwitting one. In addition to launch a slate of new devices, Apple announced this month that it had upgraded its iOS mobile operating system to support both read and write NFC communications, opening the door for…

Yubico Hires New SVP to Develop YubiHSM Business

Yubico Hires New SVP to Develop YubiHSM Business

Yubico has announced that Wendy Spies will be taking over as the company’s SVP of New Business. Spies arrives after a stint at Microsoft, where she led business development for new cloud and AI products. Her role at Yubico will be similar, with an early emphasis on YubiHSM. To that end, Spies will leverage more…

Apple’s NFC Update Enables YubiKey Authentication

Apple’s NFC Update Enables YubiKey Authentication

“… YubiKey 5 NFC and Security Key NFC solutions can now be used with iPhone models 7 or later running on iOS 13.” Yubico’s NFC-enabled security keys can now be used for contactless authentication with newer iPhones. The change was announced alongside Apple’s big product launches last week, with the company opening up somewhat from…

Yubico Officially Releases Lightning-Ready iOS Security Key

Yubico Officially Releases Lightning-Ready iOS Security Key

Yubico has formally launched the YubiKey 5Ci, a new security key with a Lightning connector for iOS and MacOS devices. The YubiKey 5Ci has a USB-C connector in addition to the Lightning connector, so it is also compatible with Android and Windows devices and can provide secure authentication regardless of the hardware being used.  “The…

Yubico Dresses Up for Black Hat Security Conference

Yubico Dresses Up for Black Hat Security Conference

“The company has stamped its message on the high-resolution LED billboard at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue, and has also placed ‘Works with Yubikey’ stands at other booths to identify its partner network…” Yubico is currently showcasing its wares at this week’s Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas. The information security…

From Smart Cards to Smart Cars: Top Mobile ID Stories

From Smart Cards to Smart Cars: Top Mobile ID Stories

There’s always a lot going on in the diverse world of mobile identity and digital security, but this weeks’ roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular articles really runs a topical gamut. Smart cards, for example, continue to be a hot topic as various stakeholders ramp up toward cutting-edge new solutions like biometric payment cards:…

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…

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