Yubico Unveils Yubikey 5Ci

Yubico Unveils Yubikey 5Ci

Yubico has been making USB authentication solutions since 2007. In recent years, their popularity has spiked as their products can provide strong authentication across a variety of online platforms. With all the Internet-based threats out there, this is certainly a welcome feature. However, the product has have been relegated mostly to a desktop/laptop environment due to requiring full size USB plugs.

This week, the company unveiled the Yubikey 5Ci which has a Lighting plug on one end and USB Type C on the the other. Yubikey claims this will allow the device to work seamlessly across desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. They come in two colors and are currently available for $70.

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