YubiKey

Description

Technology Description

The YubiKey is a multi-factor authentication device that protects numerous systems, networks, and applications from common cyber attacks with just a simple touch. With support for multiple authentication protocols, YubiKeys are powerful and flexible enough to secure a wide range of applications including: computer logins, remote VPN, identity access management platforms, password managers, and popular online services such as Google, Dropbox and Facebook.

Technology Tutorials / Documentation

Yubico has published integration libraries, plugins and documentation which you can use to make your application work with the YubiKey. More information can be found at https://developers.yubico.com/.

Technology Organization

Yubico sets new global standards for simple and secure access to computers, servers, and internet accounts.

The company’s core invention, the YubiKey, delivers strong hardware protection, with a simple touch, across any number of IT systems and online services. The YubiHSM, Yubico’s ultra-portable hardware security module, protects sensitive data stored in servers.

Yubico is also a leading contributor to the FIDO Universal 2nd Factor open authentication standard.

Challenges Tied to This Technology

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Events Specific to This Technology

This is the DeveloperWeek 2018 SF Bay Hackathon!

Projects Utilizing This Technology

UWave is an innovative technology that plans to tackle the difficulty every-day users have with transfering cryptocurrencies. The idea is to enable easy, fast, and secure transactions to be initiated on the behalf of users, much like a credit card. UWave uses YubiKey technology to generate OTPs for others to transfer money out of your account with your permission. UWave uses Smart Contracts to obviscate the transfer of money, enabling private transactions to stay private even on the blockchain.

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Building a system that uses Yubico's YubiKey by sending over user data in a secure way.