Today is a good time to start if you’ve been thinking about using your physical key to secure your online accounts. You do n’t need to wait until Black Friday to take advantage of Yubico’s highly rated Cyber Week discounts. You can purchase one YubiKey from today through November 27 ( Cyber Monday ) and receive a half-off on both the standard and 5 series.
With this Cyber Week offer, purchase one YubiKey and receive a second half-off.
At Yubico,$ 50
One of the safest ways to safeguard an online account is with a physical hardware key. This secondary authentication method stops hackers from using just your password to access your data. The accessories are supported by well-known tech companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Meta, Amazon, Slack, and others. An intruder would need your physical key and passwords to access your protected accounts on YubiKeys, as opposed to using your phone for SMS authentication.
Because security experts advise keeping one hardware key with you at all times and a backup stored in an secure location, the buy one, get one half-off deal is appropriate. Because of this redundancy, even if you lose one key, you can still access your data. Just keep in mind that each account you secure should have two keys set up. ( For each key, scan the account’s setup QR code. )
Purchase YubiKeys that are compatible with the ports on your devices when shopping for them. Yubico offers models with multiple USB connections, including USB A, USB C, Lightning, and NFC. If you own an older ( pre-2023 ) iPhone, you might want to think about future-proofing your purchase with the YubiKey 5Ci, which has USB-C and Lightning connectors as well as a tap-on-your-phone-without-plugging feature. Purchasing a YubiKey with USB-C will enable you to eventually upgrade your phone without purchasing new security keys because Apple has phased out Lightning in its current products.
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