YubiKey Bio security key adds fingerprint recognition to older Macs

Yubico has expanded its line of security keys with a biometric option, with YubiKey Bio adding fingerprint authentication to the hardware-based security device.

The YubiKey is a handly line of hardware security keys for protecting online accounts and services, as a form of multi-factor authentication that doesn’t rely on 2FA codes. With YubiKey Bio, the company extends the concept into biometrics.The first YubiKey to support fingerprint recognition, the key is able to perform passwordless second-factor logins to accounts. Intended for desktops, the device can be handy for Mac users wanting the benefits of biometric authentication on devices without it built in, such as the Mac mini or older Mac models without Touch ID, as well as for added security in general.

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