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  • Offer valid for a limited time while supplies last.
  • YubiKey 5 Series: Multi-protocol security keys, providing strong two-factor, multi-factor and passwordless authentication, and seamless touch-to-sign. Supports FIDO2, FIDO U2F, one-time password (OTP), OpenPGP and smart card, choice of form factors for desktop or laptop.
  • Head over to The Gadgeteer for a review of the YubiKey 5 NFC. -qwikwit

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Yubico [yubico.com] has offer Buy two YubiKey 5 Series keys, get the third YubiKey 5 NFC for FREE.

Offer Terms: Customer must add the YubiKey 5 NFC to cart; the key is not automatically added. Discount is automatic in cart. Redeem at yubico.com only. Standard shipping and handling rates apply. Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons. Not valid for resale. No cash back. No cash value. Offer valid through March 31, 2020.

YubiKey 5 Series keys:
  • YubiKey 5 NFC
  • YubiKey 5 Nano
  • YubiKey 5Ci
  • YubiKey 5C
  • YubiKey 5C Nano

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I have the 5 NFC and the cheaper one they call simply Yubico Security Key (Series).


I find the 5 NFC more supported than the other. Most notably, LastPass does not support the 'Security Key' Series.


Other things I like about the 5 NFC is what the OATH tokens (tokens generate one-time--HOTP-- passwords that change every 30 sec) are stored in the key. That is, this key is the security factor that you have (what you have) and opposed to an Authentication App, if you change phones they token is still in your key, not lost in the old app on phone. (It's not a huge deal, but resetting all the tokens after phone change is a pain for me.)


Finally, I like that fixed static password you can load into it. In this case it can be a complex set of characters (up to 32), but the cool thing is that it acts as a USB keyboard. Plug in the 5 NFC key , touches the button sensor, and it will spit out the 32 (or less) digits. This is handy in places were application are not running. For example, a laptop with a HDD password. That is a BIOS screen and this key should work there.

To be clear, you can only store one static password in key.


Finally, if you are getting multi keys you should buy them at the same time. They are not cloneable, (you can't back the key up or 'see' the token once it is stored) but at the time you first store the token you can store it in more than one key. If you do that, then one key will work in the other key's place.
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Hey, I just wanted to let you know the blue $20 Yubico Security Key on Amazon doesn't have all the features the YubiKey 5 Series keys have. For example, you're not able to program a second slot static password on the Yubico Security Key. You can compare the different product series on the Yubico website here:
https://www.yubico.com/products/c...ts-series/
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So when something is buy one get one free at the grocery store, you only put one in your cart and then make the cashier go get the second one, right?

Otherwise, how is this any different?
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Very strange. The previous thread about this deal has disappeared.

This is a good way to do two factor authentication (2FA) which is important for protecting your accounts.
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Very strange. The previous thread about this deal has disappeared.

This is a good way to do two factor authentication (2FA) which is important for protecting your accounts.
Sorry, the post was temporarily unavailable because I updated the deal description and title.
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Interesting... need to research the various models,
I have one old one that came free with a WIRED sub,
but have been waiting until I buy a spare.

I have had these in my Amazon cart for awhile,
The original is $20 and the 5's are $45,
same as Yubico direct.

Free shipping, so $90 cash out.
Not sure I need this. But I want it.

Indeed, put 3 in cart and the free one is indicated.
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Interesting... need to research the various models,
I have one old one that came free with a WIRED sub,
but have been waiting until I buy a spare.

I have these in my Amazon cart,
The original is $20 and the 5's are $45,
same as Yubico direct.

So maybe worthwhile, free shipping, so $90 cash out.
Not sure I need this. But I want it.
Hey, I just wanted to let you know the blue $20 Yubico Security Key on Amazon doesn't have all the features the YubiKey 5 Series keys have. For example, you're not able to program a second slot static password on the Yubico Security Key. You can compare the different product series on the Yubico website here:
https://www.yubico.com/products/c...ts-series/
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Hey, I just wanted to let you know the blue $20 Yubico Security Key on Amazon doesn't have all the features the YubiKey 5 Series keys have. You can compare the different keys on the Yubico website here:
https://www.yubico.com/products/c...ts-series/
Thanks, repped.
I have simple needs, so maybe the blue one works... Smilie
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Dang - just paid full freight for Yubikey 5Ci for the lightning connector. I guess the Slickdeals karma needs to balance out somehow. Smilie
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Compare the YubiKey 5 Series keys [yubico.com] on the product website.
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I have and use the blue Security key by Yubico that does the FIDO U2F and FIDO 2.

I primarily use it to secure my gMail eMAIL account as a 2FA item, and it has worked quite well.

Only comment I have is if you want to buy something like this, you need to buy at least two of them -- one to use, and one as backup key (stored at a secure location). The "Backup" key will be used in case you happen to lose your primary key, so you're not "locked out" of your account access.

And also print out a set of "backup codes" and store it safely... Google will allow you to generate a set of one-time-use codes for "Real emergencies".

I really would like to jump in on this deal, but at this time I think I will pass for now, as this is a "nice to have" item for the moment -- but if you need it, you need it.
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Interesting... need to research the various models,
I have one old one that came free with a WIRED sub,
but have been waiting until I buy a spare.

I have had these in my Amazon cart for awhile,
The original is $20 and the 5's are $45,
same as Yubico direct.

Free shipping, so $90 cash out.
Not sure I need this. But I want it.

Indeed, put 3 in cart and the free one is indicated.

I have the 5 NFC and the cheaper one they call simply Yubico Security Key (Series).


I find the 5 NFC more supported than the other. Most notably, LastPass does not support the 'Security Key' Series.


Other things I like about the 5 NFC is what the OATH tokens (tokens generate one-time--HOTP-- passwords that change every 30 sec) are stored in the key. That is, this key is the security factor that you have (what you have) and opposed to an Authentication App, if you change phones they token is still in your key, not lost in the old app on phone. (It's not a huge deal, but resetting all the tokens after phone change is a pain for me.)


Finally, I like that fixed static password you can load into it. In this case it can be a complex set of characters (up to 32), but the cool thing is that it acts as a USB keyboard. Plug in the 5 NFC key , touches the button sensor, and it will spit out the 32 (or less) digits. This is handy in places were application are not running. For example, a laptop with a HDD password. That is a BIOS screen and this key should work there.

To be clear, you can only store one static password in key.


Finally, if you are getting multi keys you should buy them at the same time. They are not cloneable, (you can't back the key up or 'see' the token once it is stored) but at the time you first store the token you can store it in more than one key. If you do that, then one key will work in the other key's place.
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I find the NFC ones come in handy when I get a new phone. The Feitian FIDO USB-A + NFC is a cheaper alternative to the blue yubikey but doesn't support FIDO2. I think Google's Titan USB-A is made by Feitian.

Does anyone know if FIDO2 is in use yet?
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I find the NFC ones come in handy when I get a new phone. The Feitian FIDO USB-A + NFC is a cheaper alternative to the blue yubikey but doesn't support FIDO2. I think Google's Titan USB-A is made by Feitian.

Does anyone know if FIDO2 is in use yet?
You can sign in to your Microsoft account [microsoft.com] with a FIDO 2–compliant security key.
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I have and use the blue Security key by Yubico that does the FIDO U2F and FIDO 2.

I primarily use it to secure my gMail eMAIL account as a 2FA item, and it has worked quite well.

Only comment I have is if you want to buy something like this, you need to buy at least two of them -- one to use, and one as backup key (stored at a secure location). The "Backup" key will be used in case you happen to lose your primary key, so you're not "locked out" of your account access.

And also print out a set of "backup codes" and store it safely... Google will allow you to generate a set of one-time-use codes for "Real emergencies".

I really would like to jump in on this deal, but at this time I think I will pass for now, as this is a "nice to have" item for the moment -- but if you need it, you need it.
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I have the 5 NFC and the cheaper one they call simply Yubico Security Key (Series).


I find the 5 NFC more supported than the other. Most notably, LastPass does not support the 'Security Key' Series.


Other things I like about the 5 NFC is what the OATH tokens (tokens generate one-time--HOTP-- passwords that change every 30 sec) are stored in the key. That is, this key is the security factor that you have (what you have) and opposed to an Authentication App, if you change phones they token is still in your key, not lost in the old app on phone. (It's not a huge deal, but resetting all the tokens after phone change is a pain for me.)


Finally, I like that fixed static password you can load into it. In this case it can be a complex set of characters (up to 32), but the cool thing is that it acts as a USB keyboard. Plug in the 5 NFC key , touches the button sensor, and it will spit out the 32 (or less) digits. This is handy in places were application are not running. For example, a laptop with a HDD password. That is a BIOS screen and this key should work there.

To be clear, you can only store one static password in key.


Finally, if you are getting multi keys you should buy them at the same time. They are not cloneable, (you can't back the key up or 'see' the token once it is stored) but at the time you first store the token you can store it in more than one key. If you do that, then one key will work in the other key's place.
Thanks, reps again... Smilie
That is important about ordering together for backups,
I would have missed that.
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Does the NFC work with iPhones?
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