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Facebook adds support for hardware security keys

9:39 pm on Jan 26, 2017 (gmt 0)

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https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-security/security-key-for-safer-logins-with-a-touch/10154125089265766 [facebook.com]

Security Key for safer logins with a touch

Starting today, you can register a physical security key to your account so that the next time you log in after enabling login approvals, you'll simply tap a small hardware device that goes in the USB drive of your computer. Security keys can be purchased through companies like Yubico, and the keys support the open Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) standard hosted by the FIDO Alliance.

This is a welcome security addition. Unfortunately it only works with Chrome and Opera browsers, and for mobile you'll need a NFC capable phone and key.