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Security based on hardware keys

I’ve noticed that a number of vendors seem to be pushing for better security via hardware based keys, rather than relying on SMS or authenticator apps. Does anyone have any experience with such keys or any recommendations? I’ve been seeing...

I’ve noticed that a number of vendors seem to be pushing for better security via hardware based keys, rather than relying on SMS or authenticator apps. Does anyone have any experience with such keys or any recommendations?

I’ve been seeing this company advertise a fair bit;

It seems these things plug into a USB port and take your fingerprint to activate, rather than requiring any kind of password or phone based verification. Seems to work for many things including local Linux logins, and Google logins. (and by extension, if you’re logging into the Forum with your Google account like me, Forum logins :slight_smile: )

Feels safer, less error prone and less prone to hardware failure (or being dropped) than a mobile phone, anyone tried one or have any alternative recommendations?

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