2-Factor Authentication with Security Keys – now available for Boxcryptor

Jonathan Zimmermann, Boxcryptor, Dec 19, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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By itself this announcement is no big deal, but it is an indicator of a wider trend whereby we will eventually all be using an encrypted USB key to access our online services. Boxcryptor is an application I use to encrypt content before storing it into cloud services like DropBox. The announcement is that it now supports the WebAuthN protocol released by the W3C this past August that "defines an API enabling the creation and use of strong, attested, scoped, public key-based credentials by web applications, for the purpose of strongly authenticating users." So, for example, a Boxcryptor user could now use a YubiKey to access their encrypted cloud data.

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