Yubico launches dual USB-C and NFC security key

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Secure your iPad, MacBook, or enterprise devices using Yubico's newest security key — the YubiKey 5C NFC.

Yubico, a manufacturer of hardware authentication security keys, announced the YubiKey 5C NFC. It's the first multi-protocol security key that features smart card support.

The YubiKey 5C NFC is compatible with USB-C computers and mobile phones and works across iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, and Linux devices. It adds a physical layer of security to devices. It can prevent phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks.

It also allows for a faster log-in experience, as users will not need to struggle to type in one-time passcodes. A user can simply touch or tap a physical security card to the YubiKey 5C NFC to log in via near-field communications (NFC), saving time and effort.

It supports multiple authentication protocols, including FIDO2 and WebAuthn, FIDO U2F, PIV (smart card), OATH-HOTP and OATH-TOTP, OpenPGP, YubiOTP, and challenge-response. It can be used to secure emails, identity access management solutions, VPN providers, password managers, social media platforms, collaboration tools, and more.

The YubiKey 5C NFC is now available to purchase from Yubico and costs $55.