Strong passwords are important in keeping one's accounts secure from hackers, but remembering dozens of strong passwords is one of the biggest annoyances of modern-day connectivity; thanks to new compatibility with Windows 10, the YubiKey USB dongle from Yubico has the potential to eliminate passwords entirely. The USB device provides a secure, universal login for users, and with Windows 10 capability it can apply to a large portion of PC users around the world.
Yubico worked with Microsoft in order to create FIDO2, a new authentication standard that removes passwords in favor of a physical device like the YubiKey USB. Thanks to this development, the USB can serve as a second factor in a two-factor authentication solution, a strong first factor, or it can be paired with a PIN to let users into the most high-security systems, like financial transactions.
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