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Happlink / PlugUp died, but you can still use their U2F USB key

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/01/31

Nothing lasts, so the company behind the U2F key on the right is long gone, but their site is archived in Archive.is and the WayBack machine. Since the U2F protocol is open, you can still set up the device and use it. Here is how for your Google account (for instance with GMail), it works in a similar way for other providers:

Archived links:

Some of their videos are also still online (embedded links at the bottom of the post):

U2F (or Universal 2nd Factor – Wikipedia) has an open protocol by FIDO Alliance – Wikipedia. More on that in these links below.

One final odd note:

The FIDO alliance still listed Happlink on their web-site when I wrote this blog post.

It used to be at this address: Happlink, 4 rue Jehan Le Povrmoyne, 76240 Le Mesnil-Esnard, France

Video links:

–jeroen

Image source: carte_SK2.jpg (480×480)

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