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YubiKey 5Ci review: WebAuthn encrypted Lightning key for iPhone and iPad for secure authentication

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<p>Yubico's new YubiKey 5Ci is the company's first hardware authentication device with a Lightning adapter for the iPhone. YubiKey provides security that reduces the potential of password-based account hijacking.</p><p>Just like a second-factor token sent via text message or generated by an authentication app like Google Authenticator or Authy, YubiKey provides an additional element after a login with a username and password. Because phone numbers can be and have been hijacked and re-routed to other phones, it’s even more reliable than assuming a text-based code will always wind up at the same physical device.</p><p>YubiKey currently works with some apps and via the Brave browser in iOS. YubiKey supports the relatively new <a href="https://webauthn.guide/" rel="nofollow">WebAuthn protocol[/url] approved by the World Web Web Consortium (W3C) to allow strong, encrypted second-factor authentication directly within a browser, without requiring proprietary extensions or company-specific hardware or software.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/3432785/yubikey-5ci-review.html#jump">To read this article in full, please click here[/url]</p></section></article>

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