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HyperFIDO™ Campaign Updates

One lucky winner and more prizes to come!

Last fall, we brought The Judge Our HyperFIDO™ Campaign to university students across North America to introduce our HyperFIDO U2F Security Keys and to increase security awareness. With the campaign coming to a close, we’ve started to give out some of the fantastic prizes to participating students.

Check out our latest winner, who snagged a $100 gift certificate to ThinkGeek.com!

| Image courtesy of Arif Topcu

About the Campaign

The Judge Our HyperFIDO™ Campaign was offered to universities in the U.S. and Canada. Once the universities joined the campaign, students at the participating universities could enrol in the program and receive a free U2F security key to protect their online accounts. Over the past six months, we’ve mailed out nearly 200 keys!

What is FIDO, Anyway?

FIDO U2F is based on the two-factor authentication (2FA) principal of “something you have” and “something you know.” Setting up is an easy 5-minute registration process (shown here) and works by not only confirming your identity, but also by verifying the website you’re signing in to. On your end, all you need to do is insert the security key into an open USB port and press the button.

HyperFIDO™ U2F Security Keys also come with these great features:

  • Officially FIDO® Certified by the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance
  • Native support by Chrome or any other FIDO-compliant browser
  • Compact and lightweight—attaches easily to a keychain
  • Sign in to dozens of accounts with a single device.
  • Combats real-time attacks such as man-in-the-middle (MITM)
  • Protect everything from email to online storage accounts

More Great Prizes

Students willing to participate in a questionnaire about the product were entered into a draw for a $100 gift certificate to ThinkGeek. We’ve already awarded one lucky winner above, but don’t worry! More ThinkGeek.com winners will be drawn for upcoming surveys.

Innovation Award

Along with the great ThinkGeek prizes, we’re offering two cash prizes totalling $4000 each for new innovations directly related to FIDO U2F technology and authentication. We’re still accepting applications for the award at this time. Find out more about the Judge Our HyperFIDO campaign here!