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Yubico 贊助香港抗爭者世上最強網上保安鎖匙 Yubikey

2019/10/9 — 14:57

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我們七月的時候聯絡瑞典網上保安科技公司 Yubico,解釋香港警察侵犯被捕者及抗爭者私隱的問題,希望他們可以贊助香港抗爭者五百條 Yubikey。想不到會收到 Yubico 回覆,在核實我們身份後,非常慷慨地向我們寄出了五百條 Yubikey。

甚麼是 Yubikey?它可能是全球最有名的硬件二步認證(hardware 2-step authentication)方式。即是說,很多支援二步認證的軟件或操作系統(如最普及的 Facebook、Google、Instagram、macOS、Microsoft 等)都可以用 Yubikey 加強保安。簡單來說,它就是一條安全金鑰,當你用 browser 登入戶口時,在輸入密碼時要再插入「手指」才可進入戶口。任何人沒有這條手指都進不了你的戶口,別說黑警,連專業 hacker 都爆不入。

Yubikey 安全嗎?很多專家認為 Yubikey「unhackable」,是最安全的網上保安方式,Google 也要求八萬多員工利用 Yubikey 做二步認證,因國家級黑客可以輕易 bypass 短訊和一次性密碼認證,但 bypass 不了 Yubikey。

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現在我們正準備將五百條 Yubikey 循不同渠道發放給民間記者及抗爭者。贊助的 Yubikey 是 Security Key by Yubico 型號,不支援 NFC,但有齊基本二步認證功能。假如大家負擔得起,又有需要,可以去 www.yubico.com 買更高端的 Yubikey,最貴那條好像也不過 60 美元。

最後,在此感謝 Yubico 的慷慨贊助,好人一生平安!

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Swedish Online Security Company Yubico sponsors Hong Kong protesters with Yubikey, the world's strongest online security key

Amidst grave concern over the online security of protesters in face of aggravating police abuse of power, we contacted Yubico in July, hoping that they would kindly sponsor Hong Kong protesters with their feature product: Yubikey. It was to our surprise that Yubico swiftly responded and mailed us 500 Yubikey in no time.

So, what is Yubikey? Yubikey is probably the best form of hardware authentication device that offers extra security with 2-step authentication. In other words, OS or software that support 2-step authentication (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, macOS, Microsoft, Google) can be made even more secure with Yubikey. When you access your account on your browser, you will be prompted to enter your password, and then your Yubikey. No one without the key is able to break into your account, not even professional hackers, let alone HKPF.

Can Yubikey really secure your laptop? Many tech experts call it "unhackable", and is probably the best way of online security in the world. Google also requires its 85,000+ employees to use Yubikey in place of OTP (one-time password) and or one-time codes, for physical security keys are just this much harder for hackers to bypass.

We are now planning to disseminate the keys through different channels to journalists and protesters. The model sponsored is "Security Key by Yubico", a budget Yubikey with all basic 2-step authentication features. You may see other affordable options on www.yubico.com.

Last but not least - Thanks Yubico for your kind sponsorship! We wish you all the best!

 

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