This is for the security conscious techie person in your life. You may have heard about the many recent online incidents dealing with stolen passwords, credit card information, and personal photos. The key take away is that the traditional password just isn’t enough to protect your online identity. This holiday season you need to better protect yourself with a second factor security key.
Yubico has released an USB security key that’s needed in addition to your password in order to access accounts such as the ubiquitous Gmail. So if your password is leaked, hacked, or guessed, the bad guy would still need your security key as the second form of authentication to access your account. In conjunction, these two walls of security will help protect yourself considerably.
And at only $18, this is a very affordable gift! Buy a FIDO U2F Security Key from Amazon.
More suggestions from the Pulpconnection Holiday Gift Guide, 2014 edition.