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    Is the Yubikey a good security key?

    by sandman1988 ·

    I just purchased the Yubikey 5Ci because I heard that it’s a good security key and I want to protect my computer and iPhone more. I avoided the Google Titan because I read on The Hacker News that threat actors found out how to compromise it. I researched that the next best security key is provided by Yubico. Any opinions?

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    • #2417067

      Never bothered with such.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Is the Yubikey a good security key?

      But hey, if folk feel more secure, why not?

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YubiKey is a good overview but for me this is a piece of the system that can be lost and with it my use of what I locked with it.

      Besides that, XKCD covers security as follows:
      [img]https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/security.png[/img]

    • #2413715

      Is the Yubikey a good security key?

      by priyankaagarwalbda ·

      In reply to Is the Yubikey a good security key?

      Good security key but more expensive than other providers like Feitian.

      [i]Recommendation of software provider removed by moderator.[/i]

      • #2414365

        Good

        by naheed mir ·

        In reply to Is the Yubikey a good security key?

        Yes, you are right. Yubikey a good security key but also expensive.
        Moreover, using Yubico Authenticator is also a bit slower than Google
        Authenticator, but it is good enough too.

    • #2412991

      Yubikey

      by jaceytome ·

      In reply to Is the Yubikey a good security key?

      Yubikey is essentally an external button linked to a secure chip, out of the control of your computer. It will never relinquish your password unless someone —anyone— physically touches that button. No amount of trickery, hacking or malware will be able (supposedly, almost certainly) to ever trigger that button

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