Windows Hello already offers a number of ways to add some extra bit of security to your PC, and now you can add another to that list thanks to Yubico. The company has just released YubiKey for Windows Hello, an app that lets you use your YubiKey to easily log in to your PC.
If you're unfamiliar with YubiKeys, they're little USB dongles that you can carry on your keychain and can be used for authenticating logins for services that support them. Using the YubiKey for Windows Hello app, you can register your own YubiKey, which can then be used in place of a password to log in with Windows Hello. All that's required is to insert the YubiKey into a USB port on your PC at login and you're good to go.
The icing on the cake, of course, is that YubiKey can also be used to login to a number of other services, like Dropbox and your Google account. The ultimate result is that requiring a physical key to login should add an extra layer of security to your acounts.
If you already have a YubiKey of your own, you can grab the app now on the Windows Store. Otherwise, you can get your hands on a YubiKey of your own at Amazon. Note that YubiKey requires you to be running Windows 10 Version 1607, build 14393.321 or later to start using the app.
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