Yubico, a security key app popular with many consumers and businesses, recently updated the iOS version of Authenticator software to add support for NFC. When used, users simply touch the security key on the back of their iPhone without inserting it into the phone, and the new features further enhance security and convenience.
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It is reported that the YubicoAuthenticator app can be used with YubiKey devices to protect accounts that are not directly supported by security keys, as long as the app supports two-factor authentication.
Previously, the Yubico Authenticator application has been widely used on desktop and Android devices. Now, the iOS app is finally supporting the NFC feature on your iPhone, about four times faster than the authentication process.
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Yubico offers a variety of security keys based on the YubiKey brand, including the slim YubiKey 5 Nano and 5C Nano, the larger YubiKey 5C with USB-C interface, and the ultra-thin YubiKey 5 NF with USB-A interface and NFC C.
There is also the new YubiKey 5Ci (with a USB-C and Lighting two-headed design) for mobile phone users.