Ave's blog, but more random

this one will have more weird shit

This blog post contains parts I cut out from the main blog post I wrote on the topic, and as such is quite messy. Sorry!

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I've owned Yubikeys for many years now, and have used them for anything from U2F and have always wondered what was (physically) going on inside them.

I, however, was too lazy to even Google until today. The only resources I could find were teardowns by HexView of Yubikey Neo and Yubikey 5 NFC.

These were quite impressive, and I was honestly surprised at just how little was in them, and how the author mentioned being able to melt the Neo in acetone. I honestly would've expected more, but I suppose that change came with Yubikey 5 series.

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aka “Ave tries to write a short blog post, dives into old ads, then adds a section about the history that's longer than the blog post topic itself, then splits the whole thing into two posts”

In late 2009 and most of early 2010s, starting from the 3G launch in Turkey (which was on 30 July 2009), Turkish carriers pushed 3G modems hard, especially Turkcell (which you may have heard of as “Lifecell” too, that's their new international brand name).

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Cloudflare has many employee resource groups (ERG), and they've become somewhat of an in-joke at this point. Some of them are actually good, some are, less so (vets being advertised as diverse is a bit of a joke tbh?). I wanted to keep a list of their descriptions (taken from blog posts, tweets and titles) and their logos.

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