Comment 2RZH Re: YubiKey


When will the era of passwords come to an end?


YubiKey (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-01 22:22 (#2RZ7)

I've been contemplating adding YubiKey support to Pipedot. A YubiKey is a physical device, about the size of a USB thumb drive, that has one button on the top and acts like a USB keyboard. Unlike other "authenticators", when you want to sign in somewhere, instead of manually relaying a random code from a keyfob or smartphone, you simply press the button and the YubiKey generates and types a secure one-time code for you.

Would anyone else be interested in such a device? They would cost about $25 each and could be used on other sites that support them as well.

Re: YubiKey (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-01 22:22 (#2RZ8)

Re: YubiKey (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-02 01:01 (#2RZH)

That thing seems to rely on a central server. No deal.

Also, most of my accounts on web sites - this one included - is worth almost nothing. I *might* pay a dollar to not lose it; but for two, I'd rather make a new one.
Of course there are some that are important. But using a strong password for only a few sites is not a problem.

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