Yubico launches Lightning compatible security key

Yubico, a provider of hardware authentication security keys, has released the YubiKey 5Ci, a $70 security key designed with both USB-C and Lightning connectors.

The dual-connector functionality means it provides hardware-backed authentication across macOS, iOS, Android, and Windows devices. It can be used to secure the 1Password, Bitwarden, Dashlane, Idaptive, LastPass, and Okta iOS mobile applications along with additional services accessed through the Brave iOS browser app. 

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Supported logins on the Brave browser include Bitbucket.org, GitHub.com, Login.gov, Twitter.com, and 1Password.com. Monkton Rebar and XTN also support the YubiKey 5Ci in their latest software development kits.

To support a growing ecosystem, Yubico continues to work with industry leading iOS applications and browser supported services through the Yubico Developer Program, according to Chief Marketing Office Jerrod Chong. Partners with anticipated YubiKey 5Ci app support include: Dropbox, Keeper Security, SecMaker, and more.

Authentication with the YubiKey 5Ci is also available over a USB-C connection, which is compatible with nearly every USB-C equipped laptop or mobile device, working with hundreds of applications and services listed in the Works with YubiKey catalog. However, some capabilities are not currently supported on iPad Pro models with USB-C ports.