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Old 05-19-2016, 09:01 AM   #1
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LXer: Bad News: Two-Factor Authentication Pioneer YubiKey Drops Open Source PGP For Proprietary Version


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By now, hopefully, you've turned on multi-factor authentication on various social media/email accounts, where they either text you an extra code or you have an app like Authy that supplies you with an extra code. But another super handy mutli-factor authentication system is the YubiKey setup, which is a little USB key with a finger sensor. It's basically a bit of hardware that you can keep on you, which blocks anyone else from logging into your accounts if they don't have it.

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Obviously, a decision to use "security by obscurity" as part of their authentication protocol will, in time, be very damaging to YubiKey, as soon as the crypto people begin to report and to discuss it.

The decision not to use open-source methods can really mean only one thing: "they're building a back door."
 
  


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