[dms-discuss] $5 Yubikeys for GitHub users today (+$5 shipping/handling)
bill at broadley.org
Mon Oct 26 18:44:05 PDT 2015
I bought two of the $5.00 github u2f keys. I'm a fan of 2 factor
authentications and have used ibuttons, duo mobile, and google
authenticator for a few different purposes.
My complaints about the yubi key are:
* Poor documentation, getting it to work with ubuntu 14.04 required a udev
rule that I ended up finding in some forum post.
* Isn't the full square USB connector, it just uses the half thickness
version that can be inserted either way. So you have a 50% chance of
having it working once it's fully inserted
* keyring hole is tiny, doesn't fit on my keychain ring
* seems backwards for the 3 computers I've tried, the button and light
aren't visible on the 3 computers I tried them on.
* only works with google chrome (so far) and few sites (github and google
* seems pretty fragile, not nearly as robust as your a cheap thumb drive.
I'm dubious it would last on my keychain for a year or two.
* Seems illadvised to hang a keychain from a 1" long lever from a USB
port. If they want to encourage that kind of use they should include a
detatachable tether or something.
So I was hoping for better, if you use a laptop with a free usb port the
shorter version looks pretty nice. Not sure why they didn't make it work
both ways if you can insert it both ways. Maybe the $5 special was to
clear them out before they switch to the reversible USB-C version.
On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 12:10 PM, Braden <dms at dabrado.net> wrote:
> Saw this on the hackerspaces list.
> The key is $5, and going through the ordering motions, it looks like
> shipping is another $5. You can buy up to 2 keys, still for $5 total
> Might be amusing to have the door USB accept yubikey. I think I recall
> asking about that way back when.
> - Braden
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> Hey folks,
> My friend Thom shared this:
> “For those of you who don’t have a U2F 2FA token Yubikey have a $5
> promotion later today for everyone with a github account.
> Watch this link;
> Possibly relevant to your interests. :3
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