If you’re in the United States, chances are that you’re looking forward to a long weekend with family, friends, food, and football in some order. As we pause for Thanksgiving, we at Ars are thankful for the smartest and most insightful audience on the Internet. (Seriously, we’ve seen the comments at other sites…) To show our appreciation, we’re teaming up with YubiKey once again.
Since launching Ars Pro last year, we’ve seen one request above all from readers and subscribers: a YubiKey two-factor authentication device that supports USB-C. We’ve heard your feedback loud and clear, and today we’re proud to announce that new Ars Pro++ subscribers can choose from either the YubiKey 5c or the YubiKey 5 NFC.
As you might have guessed from the name, the YubiKey 5c plugs into the USB-C ports that are ubiquitous on newer hardware. The $45 YubiKey 5 NFC works with NFC-enabled iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices, allowing you to authenticate just by tapping the YubiKey against your device. And if your laptop or PC is rocking old-school USB-A ports, the YubiKey 5 NFC will slide right in.
All Ars Pro subscribers get an ad-free browsing experience, full-text RSS feeds, freedom from scripts and trackers, PDFs of all of our stories, access to our subscriber-only forums, and what we call Classic View—a clutter-free way to browse Ars that hearkens back to our early days on the Internet.
For $50 per year, Ars Pro++ subscribers get all of the above, plus Clean Reading mode and a coupon for 20% off two or more additional YubiKey 5 devices. The YubiKey 5 alone starts at $45, making a new, $50 Ars Pro++ subscription an incredible value. The basic, ad-free Ars Pro subscription is a less-expensive option at $25 per year or $3 per month.
It’s no secret that journalism is a challenging enterprise these days. Producing quality journalism has always been job one for Ars, and advertising no longer pays the bills in this industry. Subscribing is a way to support Ars—and the kind of journalism you come here daily to read—in a tangible, meaningful way.