It is that time of year when people are busy looking for gifts for their friends and family.
How about giving someone a gift that will keep them and their data safe?
It is a gift that will continue to be offered throughout 2022 and beyond.
So how do you give someone extra security without breaking the bank?
Give a Yubico Yubikey security key.
So what is a YubiKey?
A YubiKey is the ultimate line of defense against taking control of your online accounts. And with prices starting at $ 45, it’s one of those must-have gadgets for the 21st century.
A hardware authentication device manufactured by Yubico, it is used to secure access to online accounts, computers and networks. The Yubikey 5 series looks like small USB drives and is available in a range of different connectors: USB-A, USB-C and USB-C and Lightning combo. There are versions that also include support for NFC.
It offers two-factor authentication (also known as multi-factor authentication or two-step verification) for hundreds of online services, from Facebook, Google, and Twitter, to more specific services like Coinbase, Salesforce, and Login.gov. Your YubiKey can also be used to secure password storage services such as Bitwarden, Password Safe, and LastPass.
And the good idea is that if someone already has one, you have a backup key (which I highly recommend having).
There are two models from YubiKey that I highly recommend.
The first is the YubiKey 5 NFC. This not only includes a USB-A r USB-C connector (depending on which version you buy), but it also has built-in NFC capability, making it a great choice for laptops, desktops, iPhone and Android devices.
This YubiKey has a USB-C connector on one end and a Lightning connector on the other. It’s perfect for iPhone / iPad / Mac users because it covers everything.
Perfect for those who don’t need the NFC capability.