Yubico YubiKey lets you be me: Security blunder sparks recall of govt-friendly auth tokens

Yubico is recalling one of its YubiKey lines after the authentication dongles were found to have a security weakness. The vendor said the firmware in the FIPS Series of YubiKey widgets, aimed mainly at US government use, were prone to a reduced-randomness condition that could make their cryptographic operations easier to crack in some cases, particularly when the USB-based token is first powered up.

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