As you may know, we're big fans of Yubico and their suite of YubiKeys, two-factor and multi-factor security keys designed to protect your online accounts. We've posted about Yubico before, and you can read that in-depth overview here.
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Here's some of the main reasons why we like YubiKeys so much:
- Secure - YubiKeys are the best method to protect against phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks. In fact, according to a recent Google study, YubiKeys were proven to prevent phishing-related account takeovers 100% of the time.
- Easy to use - No batteries or mobile connectivity required, no copying and pasting one-time codes — just one touch or tap of the key is all that’s needed to log in.
- Robust: YubiKeys support multiple authentication protocols on one device, which enables them to work out of the box with hundreds of popular applications and services including everything from email to password managers, collaboration tools, social media accounts, identity access managers, and more.
- Portable: Yubico's range of YubiKey form factors can be used across multiple devices and platforms (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, etc.) As best practice, Yubico recommends having two YubiKeys tied to your accounts wherever possible. That way, if you lose your primary key, you can login with your backup key.
- Durable: Water-resistant and crush-resistant (we have heard lots of stories of them going through washing machines)
- Trusted and loved by the tech community: Loved by the world’s largest brands and millions of users in over 160 countries.
It is with this in mind that we are excited to announce our partnership with Yubico as an official YubiStyle partner.
We have been working over the past several months on a special Yubico x Keyport Pivot 2.0 which will be sold exclusively on Yubico's website. We have also created an exclusive Mini-ParaPull which is smaller than our standard ParaPull and even works on the YubiKey Nano.
Keyport Compatible YubiKeys
There are several Keyport Pivot compatible YubiKeys. They include the following:
- YubiKey 5 Series - YubiKey 5 NFC, YubiKey 5C NFC, YubiKey 5Ci, YubiKey 5C
- Security Key Series - Security Key NFC, Security Key C NFC
- YubiKey 5 FIPS Series - YubiKey 5 NFC FIPS, YubiKey 5 NFC FIPS, YubiKey 5Ci FIPS, YubiKey 5C FIPS
- NEW YubiKey Bio Series - YubiKey Bio (FIDO Edition), YubiKey C Bio (FIDO Edition) - We highly recommend adding at least one spacer on top of the YubiKey Bio no matter where it is in the stack so that nothing rubs against the Bio's bezel.
Similar to Keyport's Faceplates, you can even add some personal style to your YubiKey with a YubiStyle Cover.
Adding your YubiKey security key to your Keyport Pivot makes a great match.
- The Pivot replaces your bulky, jingly keychain, adding utility, convenience, and style
- The Pivot protects your YubiKey from taking a beating in your pocket
So, if you or your company isn't already using a YubiKey, upgrade your digital security now and pick up a YubiKey or several for your whole team. And if you're not carrying the ultimate keychain alternative yet, then make sure to elevate your everyday carry with a Yubico x Keyport Pivot 2.0.