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Amazon will require MFA for AWS root users starting next year.

AWS announces that starting in mid-2024, the security of root user accounts within AWS will be mandatory through multifactor authentication (MFA). Initially, this requirement applies solely to root users of ‘AWS Organizations management accounts.’ However, AWS plans to expand the following year. Users who must enable MFA will be notified through various means, including a […]

Passwordless authentication available in Azure AD

Microsoft announced that passwordless authentication is now generally available in Azure AD! This is a major milestone in Microsoft’s strategy to encourage all of their users and organizations to go passwordless. Now organizations can rollout passwordless authentication across their hybrid environments at scale. Users get a familiar, simple to use authentication experience that offers industry […]

Public Preview Azure AD with FIDO2 passwordless login

Microsoft announced the public preview of Azure AD support for FIDO2-based passwordless sign-in. With this preview you can now go passwordless with the public preview of FIDO2 security keys support in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). This releases provides you with seamless, secure, and passwordless access to all your Azure AD-connected apps and services. In […]

Android now FIDO2 Certified

FIDO Alliance announced that Android is now FIDO2 Certified, bringing simpler, stronger authentication capabilities to over a billion devices that use this platform every day. With this news, any compatible device running Android 7.0+ is now FIDO2 Certified out of the box or after an automated Google Play Services update. This gives users the ability […]

Security Key NFC by Yubico

Yubico has added a new Security Key to the Security Key Series with exceptional security and durability for FIDO2 and U2F, with USB and NFC. Overview Security Key NFC The security key NFC works by default with hundreds of services that already support FIDO U2F and FIDO2 authentication protocols, including Microsoft (for passwordless login), Google, […]

Secure password-less sign-in for your Microsoft account

Microsoft just turned on the ability to securely sign in with your Microsoft account using a standards-based FIDO2 compatible device—no username or password required! FIDO2 enables users to leverage standards-based devices to easily authenticate to online services—in both mobile and desktop environments. This combination of ease of use, security, and broad industry support is going […]

Introducing the YubiKey 5 Series

Yubico announced the 5th generation YubiKey has arrived! With New NFC and FIDO2 Passwordless Features The new YubiKey 5 Series is comprised of four multi-protocol security keys, including two much anticipated new features: FIDO2 / WebAuthn and NFC (near field communication). The YubiKey 5 Series is the industry’s first set of multi-protocol security keys to […]

5 Simple Ways to Get Started with Your YubiKey

There are several applications and services that many of us use weekly, and in most cases, daily — Gmail, Facebook, Dropbox, a password manager — and the good news is that all of these support the YubiKey for strong authentication. And now, there is one more to add to the list! As of last month, […]

Google: Security key prevents account takeover employees

Google has not had any of its 85,000+ employees successfully phished on their work-related accounts since early 2017, when it began requiring all employees to use physical Security Keys, the Yubico FIDO, in place of passwords and one-time codes. A Google spokesperson said Security Keys now form the basis of all account access at Google. […]

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