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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Are We Closer To Doing Away With Passwords?

Google Is Testing a Bold New Idea for Killing Passwords

Brad Reed | December 23, 2015

Google wants to see passwords die just as much as the rest of us do, which is why it’s spent years coming up with wild experiments for new protocols that can replace passwords for good. One Redditor this week posted some details about getting early access to a new Google program that lets you log into your Google account just by authorizing access on your smartphone.

Various devices you carry with you to have constantly changing password tokens. Google's method instead is two-step verification using your mobile phone. Some services such as Amazon Online allow the user to turn on this option for his account.

<more at; related links: (Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete. November 30, 2013) and (Tired of forgetting your password? Yahoo says you don't need one any more. Company rolls out new ‘on-demand’ phone-integrated password service at SXSW festival, and nods to future encryption service. March 15, 2015)>

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