If you’re in the United States, chances are that you’re looking forward to a long weekend with family, friends, food, and football in some order. As we pause for Thanksgiving, we at Ars are thankful for the smartest and most insightful audience on the Internet. (Seriously, we’ve seen the comments at other sites…) To show our appreciation, we’re teaming up with YubiKey once again.
Since launching Ars Pro last year, we’ve seen one request above all from readers and subscribers: a YubiKey two-factor authentication device that supports USB-C. We’ve heard your feedback loud and clear, and today we’re proud to announce that new Ars Pro++ subscribers can choose from either the YubiKey 5c or the YubiKey 5 NFC.
As you might have guessed from the name, the YubiKey 5c plugs into the USB-C ports that are ubiquitous on newer hardware. The $45 YubiKey 5 NFC works with NFC-enabled iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices, allowing you to authenticate just by tapping the YubiKey against your device. And if your laptop or PC is rocking old-school USB-A ports, the YubiKey 5 NFC will slide right in.