Yubikey II – got it

yubikeySo I just received my YubiKey II in the mail yesterday, it’s quite nice not as pretty as the original YubiKey but way more robust.

What is a Yubikey you ask, well that is complicated to explain, but basically it’s a token that will generate one time passwords – you can hence use it to login to websites and services (that of cause need to support the Yubikey), the cool thing here is that with “One time passwords” you do not need to fear that someone steals your password (malware, virus or keylogger) as you get a new password every time you use the key to login..

It’s way cool, and quite easy to implement on your own website or in your own software as there are numerous public API’s available..

The company behind and their description of the key
http://www.yubico.com
http://www.yubico.com/products/description/

Various videos on the Yubikey
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yubikey&search_type=&aq=f

A technical walk through of the Yubikey
Security Now – Episode #143 – 08 May 2008 – 84 min.
http://media.grc.com/sn/sn-143-lq.mp3

Developers look here
http://www.yubico.com/developers/clients/

Update; 2010 January
Coupon/discount code available here;
http://www.ghacks.net/2010/01/12/yubico-usb-key-provides-extra-login-protection-security/

Free personal email certificate

clip_image001Would you like a FREE certificate so you can send signed and encrypted emails?

Well seek no further, here you can get a 100% free certificate so you can start encrypting and signing your mails (note for encrypting your recipients will also need to have a certificate, this is how it is supposed to work)…  But you can sign mails right out of the box.

http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-email-certificate.php