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As my title says, what do I do with this thing? I won it in an OCN giveaway and received it yesterday. I went to the website and it says it remembers passwords or something like, and that it requires nothing to work on computers, simply plug and go. Well, I plugged it in and it isn't doing anything. Went to the Wiki linked from their site and not really sure where to start as it seems I need to know the model that I have, which I have no idea. So basically, how do I use this thing and what do I use it for?
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Sorry but.... Read The Fine Manual?
Edited by DuckieHo - 6/7/11 at 9:56am
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OH BTW OP, considering it was a free hand out, try reading the manual -> http://www.yubico.com/start
    
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Read the Fine Manual..... Worked in tech support.... use to have to say this on occasion. I know there's a worst one but this is what I meant. smile.gif

My issue is that there is documentation for the extremely general and simple questions of the OP.

You get something, don't know how to use it, so what should you do next?

Installation, Page 15
Usage, Page 20
http://static.yubico.com/var/uploads/pdfs/YubiKey_Manual_2010-09-16.pdf

Quote:
Originally Posted by rmp459;13785294 
So let me get this straight. Your reporting a forum mod, who previously had thousands of rep and contributes to this community on a daily basis, for an alphanumeric character "simply because someone yelled at you once?" I hope you realize people are laughing at you right now.
Ehhh.. I admit I overreacted a bit. wink.gif
Edited by DuckieHo - 6/7/11 at 10:00am
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Read the Fine manual isnt what came up in google...
    
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Wow, I Googled YubiKey and it brought me to a different page and I couldn't find a home button. Now I feel dumb. Thanks guys.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CarFreak302;13785409 
Wow, I Googled YubiKey and it brought me to a different page and I couldn't find a home button. Now I feel dumb. Thanks guys.

Here you go: http://static.yubico.com/var/uploads/pdfs/YubiKey_Manual_2010-09-16.pdf
Installation, Page 15
Usage, Page 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH;13785395 
Read the Fine manual isnt what came up in google...


Yes this. Even though it may not necessarily be what Duckie meant, I do expect at least the moderators to avoid using such acronyms.

And OT:

I don't blame you...I won a Yubikey from OCN due to the CC (the Yubikey you have may be the one I passed on). I researched a lot and tried very hard to try to find a reason for using it and could'nt find one (atleast for a high school student such as myself).

Well now that you have it, you should know that you can use it with a service called LastPass which allows you to save your online account passwords and details online so that you can just login to your LastPass account to access all your other accounts such as Facebook or Gmail, etc.
Seems confusing and pretty much useless, eh? tongue.gif
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