So just this week we reviewed a USB key that allowed users to secure their accounts with 2-factor authentication, called the Yubikey Edge, we thought it was an awesome piece of equipment but was lacking support with a number of websites and services.
However today that problem has decreased a little more as Github has announced support for UTF or Universal 2nd Factor security, allowing users to secure their accounts with keys like the Yubikey Edge.
GitHub explains more :
To help users better secure their accounts, GitHub is expanding its authentication system to support FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F)—a rapidly growing open authentication standard.
GitHub encourages developers to build U2F support into their own applications as well, enabling authentication with simple user experience and strong security using public key cryptography.
U2F is built to protect against phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks, allowing one U2F authenticator to access any number of services without any shared secrets. Since U2F has native support in platforms and browsers, there’s no need for drivers or client software. Visit github.com or yubico.com to find out more about U2F and how to use it with your GitHub account and other applications you are building.
You can find out more about the new feature by heading over to the source link below.