OpenSSH 8.2 Released With FIDO/U2F Support

submited 14 February 2020

OpenSSH 8.2 is out this Valentine's Day as the leading SSH suite. Besides working to disable the SSH-RSA public key signature algorithm due to SHA1 collision attacks, OpenSSH 8.2 also comes with new feature, support for FIDO/U2F hardware authenticators. Other changes in this release include further defenestrating SSH-RSA for certificate signatures, a new "Include" keyword for including additional sshd configuration files, various portability improvements, and a number of bug fixes.

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