Your data has probably already been leaked
In both our work and personal life, we are surrounded by apps, software and electronic account requiring a password. For shear simplicity most of us use the same password for all of our accounts or at least the same handful of passwords but as you are most likely aware of, this opens yourself up to data leaks. Its so commonplace now that there is even an online service from Firefox that lists your data breaches.
If there was leak, you will find the source through the aforementioned link above and a surprising number of them are from what you would assume to be a trusted company. Now this has probably got you thinking how much of my personal data is already out there and how do I prevent any future leaks?
Generally, the three best ways to protect your data are,
Change your passwords frequently
This is effective but not always easy and usually time consuming. it’s a colossal task to change all your passwords and it makes it considerably more difficult to remember all of your new password.
Use a different password for each account
Again, this increases your risk of forgetting a password when you most need it. This also tends to give the users a temptation to write down all of their passwords which then increases their risk again.
Set up two-factor authentication (2FA)
Two factor authentication is when a service requires a second form of authentication before granting you access to your account. This method also provides you with an extra level of hardware-based security that you can physically hold on to that means only you can access your accounts.
What is this extra security hardware?
The standard term of this extra security is called “Fast Identity Online” or FIDO. It works on any web browser and on all of your devices, including but not limited to smartphones, desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartwatches. FIDO makes logging in to your online accounts much easier, while keeping your data safe from hackers and identity theft. Based on this concept, we have developed a FIDO security key, which is a USB flash drive sized device that provides a new, safer form of 2FA. FIDO security keys are also a faster form of 2FA than what we have been using up until now so your data can remain secure without having to wait for a code to arrive.
What security key is best for you?
Of course, for different scenarios we should use a different FIDO security key. As an expert in security field and a member of FIDO alliance, FEITIAN Technologies has 3 levels of FIDO security keys.
Level 1: General Security Needs
FEITIAN ePass FIDO2
With the sharp rise in working from home, cyber security has become a top priority for enterprises since they cannot guarantee the security of an employee’s home system. The FEITIAN ePass FIDO2 series security key is designed to be used with multiple accounts and functions without installing drivers on all major platforms. Just like the previous offerings, it supports OATH HOTP and is certified by FIDO U2F and FIDO2. For more information click here.
FEITIAN iePass (MFi certified)
The FEITIAN iePass is Ideally for a mobile user with both Apple Lighting and USB-C (supports USB-A adapter) connectors. It can be seamlessly used between iOS, macOS, Android and Windows devices. The dedicated metal case design is not only durable but also incredibly easy to use with a single touch button easy, instantaneous data access. FIDO2, U2F, OTP, PIV and OpenPGP are all supported. For the full specifications, please click here.
Level 2: Multi-Scenarios Needs
The Level 2 keys are for users who require a single device for use over multiple platforms, accounts and devices.
FEITIAN ePass FIDO -NFC
To meet the needs of multi-platform users, we have the FEITIAN ePass FIDO-NFC series. It supports both PC and Android Mobile and is fully certified by FIDO U2F and FIDO2. OATH HOTP functionality is available along with USB and NFC interfaces to seamlessly usage without a driver between both PC and Android Mobile. This security key also supports PIV and OpenPGP. For more information please click here.
FEITIAN MultiPass FIDO
The FEITIAN MultiPass FIDO supports 3 different interfaces: USB Type-C/Micro USB, NFC and Bluetooth. It’s the security key designed to handle every scenario. More information here.
Level 3: Higher security demands
For your typical user the aforementioned solutions will suffice for their daily requirements, but what about your user who requires absolute security? For your higher security requirements, we have biometric keys which prevent someone accessing your data after they have physically stolen your key.
Recommended by Microsoft as the security key for passwordless authentication. Just as before they are FIDO2 certified nut with added biometric security and FIDO U2F functionality. As expected from Feitian it requires no drivers to be used on all major platforms with USB-A/C and FEITIAN BioPass FIDO2. To top it all off, it comes packaged in an attractive metal shell. It is the best option for the high security demands of large enterprises, governments and personal. For more information please click here.
People love the idea of a skeleton key that can unlock everything. How about having your own super secure skeleton key?
As a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Association and FIDO Alliance, we are very proud to announce our FEITIAN AllinPass FIDO2 which functions perfectly with Windows, macOS and Linux. As standard it comes with Biometric, USB-A/C, NFC and Bluetooth interfaces. Not enough? Our custom service provides more possibilities for you.
If you do not know what you requirements are when decided on your new your FIDO security key, click here to apply for our free FIDO authentication kit. It’s a hands-on experience with all our products so that you can find which key is best for you.