The first open source security key for secure web authentication

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A simple to use device that keeps the user safe from phishing, identity theft, and other network attacks.

If, on the one hand, the Internet has opened up an infinite series of possibilities and has given us access to myriad sources of news and information, on the other, it exposes us daily to the attack of those who want to use our data for illicit purposes. Phishing and digital identity theft are just some of the attacks that we hear about every day, and for this reason, IT security developers are always looking for new and effective protection devices.

Solo — SoloKeys (photo: solokeys)
Solo — SoloKeys (photo: solokeys)

Solo – Open Source Security Key is one of these devices. In fact, it is the first open source security key that supports the new FIDO2 standard for passwordless online authentication security.

Solo works seamlessly on many different platforms, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Github, and many others.

Solo is also very simple to use! After logging in, just insert it into the USB port of your computer and click on its button to activate access. This operation takes only a few seconds and provides maximum security for user data.

 

Login with Solo (photo: SoloKeys-Vimeo)
Login with Solo (photo: SoloKeys-Vimeo)

Solo security keys are totally open source and – for those who want to try their hand – they can be customized starting from the original hardware or firmware.

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Come and discover this project at the Maker Faire Rome – the European Edition 2019, the world-famous innovation technology fair that will be held from 18 to 20 October at the Fiera di Roma.