Yubico, maker of hardware authentication keys, has just unveiled the YubiKey 5Ci. It’s the world’s first security key designed with both USB-C and Lightning connectors on a single device, making it compatible with iOS, Android, MacOS, or Windows devices. This means you can use it to secure 1Password, Bitwarden, Dashlane, Idaptive, LastPass, and Okta iOS apps, along with additional services accessed through the Brave iOS browser app. Read more for a video and additional information.
If you haven’t heard of the Brave iOS browser app, it supports logins on Bitbucket .org, GitHub .com, Login .gov, Twitter .com, and 1Password .com. In addition to the Lightning connector, YubiKey 5Ci authentication is also compatible with USB-C, which means a multitude of laptops and mobile devices also work with it. The device is available now, priced at $70.
“The YubiKey 5Ci fills a critical gap in the mobile authentication ecosystem. It is the first iOS-friendly security key on the market to offer strong, yet simple authentication over a Lightning connection, while still delivering a unified experience across other mobile, desktop or laptop devices,” said Jerrod Chong, Chief Solutions Officer, Yubico.