Categorie archieven: Yubico YubiKey

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 […]

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, […]

FIPS 140-2 validated YubiKey Series

The YubiKey FIPS series uses the YubiKey 4 Cryptographic Module that received FIPS 140-2 validated at Overall Level 2, Physical Security Level 3 with certificate number 3204. At this level, the YubiKey FIPS series meets Authenticator Assurance Level 3 (AAL3) as defined in NIST SP800-63B, that enables compliance with Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)  and […]

YubiKey authenticator now also works with iOS version LastPass

YubiKey users with an iPhone 7 or newer running on iOS 11 can authenticate to the LastPass app via NFC. Where LastPass already supported the YubiKey NEO on Android for a long time. Recently, Apple has decided to make NFC accessible to other iOS developers, so that support of devices like the YubiKey is now […]

Firefox 60 launch with YubiKey support

Mozilla has launched a new version of firefox that supports log-in via usb tokens on websites, sponsored content and Windows Group Policy. Firefox is the first browser to support the new security standard, Web Authentication (WebAuthn). Firefox 60 is the first browser that supports the Web Authentication API. This programming interface allows users to log into […]

Forget Passwords

Windows Hello and FIDO2 Security Keys enable secure and easy authentication for shared devices Are you tired of entering usernames and passwords? Windows Hello and FIDO2 Security keys allow you to carry your identity with you. Microsoft has been aligned with the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) working group from the start, the alliance represents 250 […]

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