Here at Hackaday, we have a soft spot for security dongles. When a new two-factor-authentication dongle is open source, uses USB and NFC, and supports FIDO2, the newest 2FA standard, we take notice. That just happens to be exactly what [Conor Patrick] is funding on Kickstarter.
We’ve looked at [Conor]’s first generation hardware key, and the process of going from design to physical product. With that track record, the Solo security key promises to be more than the vaporware that plagues crowdfunding services.
Another player, Yubikey, has also recently announced a new product that supports FIDO2 and NFC. While Yubikey has stepped away from their early open source policy, Solo is embracing the open source ethos. The Kickstarter promises the release of both the software and hardware design as fully open, using MIT and CC BY-SA licenses.
For more information, see the blog post detailing the project goals and initial design process. As always, caveat emptor, but this seems to be a crowdfunding project worth taking a look at.