expired Free Yubikey with WIRED Trial

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First time poster… be gentle. Free Yubikey with a 3 month trial subscription. Yes you have to give CC details and it ships international

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  • +1 vote

    So can we cancel before the trial is over?

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    It says "You may cancel at any time"

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    Thanks OP. It says "Your YubiKey may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive in the post." at the subscription confirmation page.

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      Could you submit a password? The button doesn't seem to work for me.

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        No, the button greyed out but it doesn't seem to have submitted. In the email order confirmation it provides a link to register a password using the order number.

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          Just tried it. You just register an account with the email you used for the order and when you're logged in the order details are in the 'my account' section.

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          The create a password form wouldn't submit for me and the confirmation email didn't include a order number!

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      Note that the YubiKey is WIRED branded.

      As a gift, you will also receive a free limited-edition WIRED branded YubiKey, a device that adds convenient 2FA security to protect your online accounts, networks, and more.

      EDIT: I meant this as a top level comment, sorry for the unnecessary reply.

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    Done. Let's hope I can actually cancel it and not have my card charged, hah

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    Great find. I was considering buying a Yubikey earlier today.

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    I get an unable to process payment error.

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    There are many versions of the Yubikey 4; Presumably they ask you which Yubikey 4 you want later on.

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    $20 for a yearly print subscription is ridiculously cheap (cost in a newsagency is about $10 an issue). Anyone have an idea how much 'international shipping' would be? Might be a deal breaker.

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      $25Aud, still cheap i guess. Yea the international shipping part is whats stopping me.

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        A digital only subscription is also available. That can save shipping costs.

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          So digital subscription gives the yubikey too?

          Their site is not really mobile friendly to see this info

          They don't even accept my 28D card. Error "Enter a valid credit/debit information."

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          @televisi: use Chrome. Not on an iOS device either. It doesn’t work in Safari or browsers based on Safari (so no iOS browsers, as they all use WebKit).

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          @no not me: Just tried this on my Mac Chrome browser, same error :(

          Let me try Chrome on Windows now…

          Update: Alright, I give up, I tried Chrome on Windows, Android Chrome, IE on Windows and all throws the same error.
          I contacted their support page, it asked me to register; when submitting the email registration, it throws "Connection error" message
          I called their support number, they put me on hold for 10 minutes

          Now, I am emailing their web support team (wiredlabs@wired.com); let's see how it goes from here…

          So much trouble just for a US$40 worth Yubikey…

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          @televisi: My 28 degrees card worked. I used Firefox and it worked fine.

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          @vgrover: yes, the problem is between the keyboard and the chair…well sort off…

          I put the billing address of my 28D (which is a PO Box), as it asked the same on their registration form, it turns out it need me to fill in my residential address instead…

          For an IT website they should make the error message more obvious for sure

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      With international shipping, it is coming to $49.99 but by checking Digital only subscription at the top you can keep it to $19.99, of course, no printed copy.

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        But do you get Yubikey with digital only subscription?

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          I managed to subscribe the digital only subscription, at the end of the registration it said:

          What's included:
          -Access to all stories on WIRED.com
          -Ad-free experience on WIRED.com
          -Access the digital edition of WIRED magazine on iPad, Kindle, and Google Play, and Texture.
          -A limited-edition WIRED branded YubiKey 4
          Your YubiKey may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive in the post.

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    Do they charge the card during the trial period? Ah yes, found it. Front page says card is charged after the three month period.

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    bdl , where's the "Valid for US only" ?

  • +2 votes

    Top deal, spudwa. As long as you don't want the paper copy- I don't.

    I'm going to subscribe for at least a year. You can take bargain hunting too far, grasshopper.

    Yubikey isn't NFC compatible but no problem for me.

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    Cool worth a try - wouldn't mind reading a bit of this either

  • -1 vote

    Thanks ordered 2 using my coles relaodable mastercard lool

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    If you are a student you can sign up with the form below. It's $10 a year rather than $20 after the trial. You'll need an academic email address:

    https://subscribe.wired.com/subscribe/wired/115040?source=stuedulink_offpaywallcaint

    Scratch that. Only works with .edu and not .edu.au addresses :S

  • +1 vote

    Who knows how secure using YUBIKEY itself is anyway?! Also, could it be against your internet banking's T&C? …

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      You're right. Best use Pa$$word1 for your internet banking, like all of your other passwords..

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        Best use Pa$$word1

        *Invalid password
        Please stick to exactly 8 characters.
        UPPER CASE, lower case and numbers only.
        No symbols as we don't mitigate SQLi

        If you have forgotten your password, call us up and tell us your date of birth, and we'll read out your password for you over the phone. If you date of birth is wrong, might have been a typo, just let us know your real date of birth over the phone and we'll fix it up for you :)

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      Who knows how secure using YUBIKEY itself is anyway?! Also, could it be against your internet banking's T&C? …

      Best you don't secure yourself and leave yourself wide open because you won't take a few minutes to understand how these work.

    • +1 vote

      You always need your password + the key (i.e. two factor) for authentication.

      Lots of sites cover the security differences between one-time passcodes and these, but it is vastly superior:
      https://medium.com/@nparlante/the-unofficial-fido-u2f-faq-92...

      Unfortunately most banks don't support these yet, which is a bummer.

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      I doubt your bank supports U2F anyway.

      If you're using it to type in a really complex password for you then I don't think they'll care too much.

  • +2 votes

    Yubikeys are best.

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    I use these for work (and for Facebook 2FA) and they're very easy to use. I would recommend purchasing an NFC model to use with your phone though, while keeping this one as a backup.

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    After registering and making payment, I received an email confirmation but I did't get a subscription number. Anyone else have this problem?

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      Yep same problem, when it asks me to verify subscription it needs a number which i didn't receive

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      Got the same problem. Emailed customer support 5 days ago providing all relevant info for my subscription. As yet I haven't received a word of correspondence from their end. It's so frustrating considering they gave those instructions and didn't provide the necessary info for being able to do anything.

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    I have to say that the customer service website is as good as all messed up.

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    the website sux , register on full address , only picked up partial , missing suburb, state and post code

    the change address feature doesn't work , error message , what a joke !

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    Had a lapsed print sub that ended last year in December, and was umming and ahing about whether to renew. Ended up not renewing 'coz I decided to just read free magazines through RB Digital and local library even though I really liked Wired. However, this deal clinched it for me.

    I signed up, and it automatically added it to my existing account. Winning!

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      how's the customer service website ? is it working for you ?

      i can't change the address where the website missed partial details after registration

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        Sorry… I didn't really check, 'coz all my details were already in there from my print subscription previously. The site loaded fine, but I'm sure that's not what you meant.

  • +1 vote

    For those who understand :)

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  • +3 votes

    Just spend half an hour trying to get into the customer care to cancel the subscription, turns out 24 character passwords don't work. On the plus side I found an option to turn off auto-renew in the customer service site (log in on wired.com, click on email in top right and select "my account", then "update payment information", use the alternate sign-in link in the text above the sign-up page and log in with your wired.com account)

    Also if you go to the cancel subscription page on the customer service site it offers an additional 2 issues free

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    Funny site setup for a tech magazine or I did something wrong. Saved password from Wired using LastPass was saved under Conde Nast, meaning when I tried to log in again at Wired it didn't work. Had to put that password in again manually under Wired, which means I have the same password at both sites. That's never happened to me before anywhere.

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      Just link the Lastpass entry to wired.com

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        And there was another thing that was weird about registering on a tech site offering a free Yubikey- rather than being able to generate your own long, complex password, you had to use the simple 10 character account number.

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          FYI Conde Nast is the Publisher of Wired (and the majority of online "tech magazine" sites)
          Lastpass didn't save my password at all, and the renew password option doesn't work, so winning!

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      I experienced the same thing. Just renamed the URL and name to wired.com

      Interesting enough, once I logged in, there is this warning from my browser (I suspect from LastPass):

      Do you allow your credentials for wired.com to be sent to list-manage.com?
      Clicking 'OK' will automatically fill your credentials on this page.
      Clicking 'Cancel' will prevent your credentials from being automatically filled.
      If you don't want to see this warning for this site anymore, add wired.com and list-manage.com as equivalent domains

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    Let's hope the special yubikey they will provide is not only allowing us accessing their website, because it's the "special edition" one hahaha

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    Great deal. I've been looking into these and they are more secure (and maybe more convenient?) than using SMS for two-factor authentication.

  • +1 vote

    just realises they only publish 4 times a years, so effectively its one issue. And thier customer service is lacking in the service part, I can't access the wired subscription on PC, my Samsung tablet or my phone via google play as they say you can, they don't try and help, just say your deice isn't compatible…..useless!

    • +2 votes

      Yea, I found their website is rubbish! we're all can see whether this YubiKey ever arrives….

      Don't forget to set a reminder to cancel the account in 3 months (through OZB calendar, obviously!)

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      "WIRED publishes monthly, except combined issues that count as two, as indicated on the issue's cover."

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    Found this info re: tablet access that might be useful for you who have signed up:

    iPad®

    Download the free WIRED digital edition from the App Store.
    Tap the WIRED app icon in your Newsstand folder or on your Home Screen to open the app.
    Tap the "My Account" tab at the bottom, then "All Access."
    Enter your WIRED subscription account number, xxxx, your WIRED subscription mailing address, or coupon code.
    If you have already registered your print subscription to WIRED on a Kindle Fire or other Apple device, sign into your iPad® using the same e-mail and password.

    Kindle Fire

    Available to customers in the US and UK only.

    Google Play™

    Search for WIRED in the Google Play Newsstand app on your Android device.
    Tap the magazine cover.
    Tap "Subscribe" and choose the "Current subscribers" option.
    Tap "Verify," then "Continue" to enter your existing login (e-mail address and password) or to set up a new account using your account number, xxxx, or name and mailing address.
    If you have never set up a Google Play account, you will be asked to enter credit card information. Your account will not be charged.

    NOOK Tablet™ (huh?! what tablet?)

    If you currently subscribe to the print edition of WIRED, you can enjoy your subscription on the NOOK Color™ or NOOK Tablet™ every month for as long as you subscribe to both editions.
    Simply order your NOOK Color™ or NOOK Tablet™ subscription from BN.com or from your NOOK Color™ or NOOK Tablet™ using your BN.com account, and begin your 14-day free trial.
    After you submit your subscription order, you will receive an e-mail from Barnes & Noble with instructions on how to link your print subscription to the tablet edition on your NOOK Color™ or NOOK Tablet™.
    You will need your print subscription account number to link your account. Your credit card will not be charged during the 14-day free trial period. Please note, if you do not validate your print subscription within 14 days, you will be charged for your NOOK Color™ or NOOK Tablet™ order by Barnes & Noble. If you purchased your subscription on a NOOK Color™ or NOOK Tablet™, you can only access it on that device.

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      yeah after I told them that "Tap "Subscribe" and choose the "Current subscribers" option." doesn't show on any device, they posted what you posted back to me, when I said that's why I was asking for help as the option does not appear, that's when they said the devices weren't compatible, useless

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        New solution from them! buy an iPad, Kindle or Nook! Useless!

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        I had the same problem on my Android phone. Went out of it and back in, then it worked, that "Current Subscribers" option suddenly appeared when I chose "Subscribe". I don't think I did anything different.

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    Don't know if it's just me, but the sign-up page doesn't mention anything about the Yubikey? Has it expired, or is it just not stated there?

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    The digital subscription also seems to include all their back issues if I'm not mistaken? I can't really tell because I was a paid-up subscriber all the way up to their December 2017 issue. But then after signing up for this deal it lets me download the January 2018 issue even though I'm guessing the "current" issue is Feb?

  • +3 votes

    I think they've changed the loophole that let you get the Yubikey for free. Both the sign up page and order confirmation say that the Yubikey will be sent AFTER your payment is received.

    https://imgur.com/a/etFvW

    From the signup page: "After the 3-month free trial, you will be charged $19.99 (plus international shipping fees) for an additional 12 months of access and your YubiKey will be shipped. You may cancel anytime."

    So I reckon this free deal is done.

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      Yep. I don't think they're going to ship any of the YubiKey's until after the first payment gets processed, after the free trial finishes. I'm guessing anyone who cancels before the end of the free trial won't actually receive a YubiKey.

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        how to cancel ?

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          Via their customer service, phone 1-800-405-8085 or use this site

          As per their website (excerpt below) you can cancel at any time and get a full refund for all unserved issues. So maybe you could let the payment go through, receive the YubiKey, then cancel the service and receive a full refund minus the issues you've already received. Personally I'm just going to let mine go through. It's worth it for the YubiKey, which is US$40 to buy, plus a year of Wired issues. I'm happy to pay that price.

          "Before the start of each renewal, you will be sent a reminder notice stating the term and rate then in effect. If you do nothing, your credit/debit card or payment account will be charged. If you cancel during your 3 month trial, your card will not be charged. You may cancel at any time by contacting customer service and receive a full refund for all unserved issues."

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