GitHub adds hardware-based authentication for developers

GitHub developers will now be able to log in to the code repository using YubiKey hardware keys

GitHub adds hardware-based authentication for developers
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Two-factor authentication for GitHub repositories just got a little more universal.

GitHub expanded its authentication system to support the FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) standard in order to offer developers a hardware-backed alternative to existing login methods, the company announced Thursday at its GitHub Universe event in San Francisco. The largest code-based cloud repository is teaming up with security company Yubico, co-creator of the U2F standard, to provide developers with U2F-compliant hardware keys.

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