The All Things Auth Podcast

Conor Patrick (@_conorpp), co-founder of SoloKeys, shares the story of raising $125,000 on Kickstarter to build Solo, an open-source hardware security key for two factor authentication (2FA).

Conor explains what security keys are and why they provide a stronger level of security than other methods of 2FA. He shares the story about how he created and sold his first open-source security key on Amazon while he was an undergraduate studying Computer Engineering and how that project evolved into a wildly successful Kickstarter project that launched SoloKeys the company.

Towards the end of the conversation, Conor shares his thoughts on the recent trend of using phones as security keys and highlights Somu, the next exciting product that he and his team are working on right now.

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You can find Conor, the host, on Twitter @conorgil.