free up a little personal RAM

09/11/2015

Today I ordered a YubiKey, mainly motivated that I keep forgetting passwords 🙂

I hope this will allow me to step up the complexity of passwords that I use, and free up a little personal RAM


One key. Two form factors. The Standard and Nano deliver a one-time passcode (OTP) with a simple touch of a button. No SMS-like passcodes to retype from one device to another. Our most basic YubiKey identifies itself as an external keyboard, which eliminates the need for client software or drivers. The nearly indestructible key holds tight onto its secrets, and its design ensures it will never be a vector for viruses or malware, just like the rest of our YubiKeys.

  • 128-bit AES encryption
  • Option to program own secrets
  • Works on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux operating systems; Firefox, Chrome and other browsers
  • Waterproof, crush safe, no battery (ask us about the dog that ate our YubiKey!)
  • Multiple configurations: including OATH, Challenge-Response
  • YubiKey Standard attaches to your keychain alongside your house and car keys; YubiKey Nano fits conveniently inside the USB port
  • Lowest total cost of ownership for strong two-factor authentication

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