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 can simply tap it to their NFC-reading devices in order to authenticate based on FIDO U2F standards.
As for what’s to come, Yubico offered a preview of YubiKey for Lightning, a security key designed to work with USB-C and Lightning connectors. The latter will enable users to plug it into their iPhone and iPad devices, extending Yubico’s strong authentication security further into the Apple ecosystem.
While the YubiKey for Lightning device was previewed at CES, Yubico hasn’t yet set a release date for it. In a statement, the company suggested it’s currently looking to lay groundwork support for the solution, saying, “As we extend our authentication to iOS, we invite developers and services to work with Yubico by applying for the YubiKey for Lightning Program to enable strong hardware authentication for increased security to iOS apps.”
The Security Key NFC solution, meanwhile, is available from the Yubico online store for $27.