Yubico is one of the names well recognised for aiding individuals and businesses in keeping their accounts secure. This is through their range of both software and hardware authentication keys. But that’s not all you can do when it comes to online security.
There are a number of things you can do to protect yourself such as:
- Having a quality spam filter on your email to protect from Phishing
- Never reuse passwords
- Make your passwords long and strong
- Use a password manager
- Wherever it’s available, use multi-factor authentication
It’s the latter where Yubico steps in with their Yubikey range of hardware riding the trend from major tech. This trend has in some ways, been spearheaded by Google when it automatically enrolled over 150 million users to multifactor authentication. This includes a requirement for YouTube creators to have the feature enabled as of the start of November 2021.
Recently they launched a new blue Security Key C NFC, a consumer-grade hardware authentication key. In terms of cost, the blue Security Key C NFC will set you back US$29 per unit and for the headaches that can help prevent: That’s a bargain!
The features of the device hit all the marks you need in the current era such as USB-C connection, NFC for tap authentication and a durable design. This makes it an ideal entry device for users currently looking at hardware keys, or a perfect upgrade for someone who has an older style USB-A authentication key.
Larger scale solutions
Yubico doesn’t just offer consumer-grade hardware, they also have YubiEnterprise aimed at offering businesses a turnkey solution to security needs. Until recently, only available in the USA, Canada and Europe – The service has now expanded to a total of 49 countries including Australia.
The offering gives businesses the option to manage enabled security keys, ship and track while offering certainty of delivery and continuity of services to their staff.
Thanks to our friends at Yubico we have 5 of the Yubikey blue Security Key C NFC to give away. To get your name in the running, let us know in the comments below why you need to up your game for online security and — given the wide range of compatible accounts and services — services you’ll consider hardware authentication for. Bonus entries will be considered for readers who offer constructive and helpful comments to other readers on ways to improve their online security.
Winners will be selected on Sunday 14th November at 5 pm AEDT and contacted via email for a delivery address.
Winners must reside within Australia.