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Old 06-20-2018, 01:29 PM
 
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I've been looking into this technology and wonder if anyone here has used it. Opinions?

https://www.yubico.com/

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Old 06-20-2018, 01:35 PM
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Location: Ohio
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It looks like a good security measure, but the inherent flaw should becomes apparent when the user loses it (or launders it).

I say that as someone who has lost more than his share of thumb drive-sized items over the years and laundered far too many items that fit into a pants pocket and should never be laundered.

That's why I prefer an app to a small, standalone device as the second factor in 2-factor authentication.
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Actually waiting for a free one i got to be delivered.
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:46 PM
 
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It looks like a good security measure, but the inherent flaw should becomes apparent when the user loses it (or launders it).

I say that as someone who has lost more than his share of thumb drive-sized items over the years and laundered far too many items that fit into a pants pocket and should never be laundered.

That's why I prefer an app to a small, standalone device as the second factor in 2-factor authentication.
Waterproof and they have instructions in place in case of loss.
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:47 PM
 
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Actually waiting for a free one i got to be delivered.
Must be rough. This brand/version they recommend is $50 a pop and we'd need two.
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Not used but have heard good things about it a few years ago. Nothing for the last year or two.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Must be rough. This brand/version they recommend is $50 a pop and we'd need two.
Free with a purchase of a Wired electronic subscription. So not totally free.
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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It looks like a good security measure, but the inherent flaw should becomes apparent when the user loses it (or launders it).

I say that as someone who has lost more than his share of thumb drive-sized items over the years and laundered far too many items that fit into a pants pocket and should never be laundered.

That's why I prefer an app to a small, standalone device as the second factor in 2-factor authentication.
I use a Yubikey. I have a token generator on my phone that I can use, too. But that's a PITA. The Yubikey just sits in my laptop, and the worst thing that ever happens is once in a while I inadvertently paste a token into some text. There is absolutely no reason why I would lose or launder it.
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