Open source password manager gets two-factor authentication

Yubico announced a successful implementation of YubiKey two-factor authentication with the free, open source password manager software Password Safe. The joint solution offers Windows users an easy and affordable way to manage and secure their Internet passwords from their own computer.

“The combination of Password Safe’s proven Open Source approach to secure password management with Yubico’s secure and elegant hardware authentication token provides users with the best of both worlds: independently verifiable two-factor security and ease-of use,” said Rony Shapiro, project manager for Password Safe.

The YubiKey is a small, practically indestructible USB-token that simplifies the process of logging in with a secure One-Time Password (OTP).

“As online identity theft rapidly increases, Yubico is pleased to see a growing number of password managers and open source projects adding support for YubiKey two-factor authentication,” said Stina Ehrensvard, CEO and founder, Yubico. “Password Safe offers a well implemented software enabling YubiKey users to easily manage and control their passwords from their own computers.”

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