Yubico announced that its long-awaited YubiKey 5 FIPS series security keys are now generally available in several new mobile-friendly form factors.
The YubiKey 5 FIPS series is also the industry’s first set of multi-protocol security keys with support for FIDO2, WebAuthn and even smart cards (PIV / CAC). With the new security keys from Yubico, companies can achieve strong authentication for both older and modern infrastructures and devices.
Whether you use an Android smartphone or an iPhone, the company’s new security keys will work with your device as the entire FIPS lineup now supports USB-A, USB-C, NFC and Lightning connections. At the same time, the YubiKey 5 NFC, the YubiKey 5C NFC and the YubiKey 5Ci meet the requirements of mobile users.
According to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), YubiKeys are one of three government-approved alternative authenticators, which is why they’re particularly popular with government agencies trying to prevent phishing …