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Yubikey -- Does It Stop Cross Site Scripting Attacks?


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No. XSS is an attack where you can run code in a victims browser, a yubikey is a device to add a second factor to authentication. They are two different technologies.

A yubikey can help protect against cross site request forgery which can be an extension to XSS but then so can a standard password.

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No. XSS is an attack where you can run code in a victims browser, a yubikey is a device to add a second factor to authentication. They are two different technologies.

A yubikey can help protect against cross site request forgery which can be an extension to XSS but then so can a standard password.

Ahhh, this is good information and makes great sense. I suppose my attackers in the past were using key loggers AND maybe xss at times. I just purchased 10 of these keys and feel that they were a wise buy. Even though they offer another layer of security, they also make logging in with two factor authentication much easier.

Thanks for the reply.

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