THE Yubico announced a new physical security key that uses NFC and USB-C to perform two-factor authentication more securely. Called YubiKey 5C NFC, the product can be used with Windows, macOS, Linux computers, as well as Android and iOS phones, and promises to be more practical than single-use passwords.
The new generation stands out for its USB-C port, instead of USB-A – which fits the standard used in newer notebooks, smartphones and tablets. In addition, connection via NFC is the safest approach method (remember that Google keys that used Bluetooth were recalled after pairing protocol failures).
The YubiKey 5C can prevent phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks – its security is due to the storage system of a strong, single-use key in the possession of a physical user. The device supports several authentication protocols: FIDO2, FIDO U2F, WebAuthn, Personal Identity Verification (PIV), Yubico OTP, OpenPGP, OATH-TOTP, OATH-HOTP and Challenge-Response.
This means that you can use the key to log in securely on virtually all platforms you use, from social networks to other services through popular browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
The YubiKey 5C NFC is now available for $ 55 (about $ 290 in direct conversion) on the Yubico website.