Google tests password free login using smartphone

Google is experimenting a new password authentication feature that allows users to log in to an account without a password. The search giant is testing a method that lets users to log in to their PC with their mobile phone as the authentication tool and skip the less-secure requirement of typing a password. To test this functionality Google is working with a small group of enthusiasts.

On of the beta tester, Rohit Paul on Reddit shared screenshots showing the feature.  Users first have to authorize their mobile device to enter the Google account. Then they have to type in their email address when trying to log in to their Google account via their PC. Once done, Google sends a notification to their smartphone in the form of a question "Trying to sign in?". If users select yes they will be granted access to log in to their account on the PC.

The idea behind the new method is to speed up the log-in process. In case the phone is lost, dead stolen or forgotten, users will have the option to access their account via regular password login. For an added security step, Google will prompt users to enter their password if something strange is noticed about the login method.

Google has also confirmed that it's testing a new password-less login system "We've invited a small group of users to help test a new way to sign in to their Google accounts, no password required. 'Pizza', 'password' and '123456'—your days are numbered," a Google spokesperson said, adding that the feature is being tested on both Android and iOS.

In October, Yahoo introduced 'Account Key' feature that uses push notifications to provide a fast and secure way to access your Yahoo accounts via your smartphone.


Kaiser Bey
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Google tests password free login using smartphone Google tests password free login using smartphone Reviewed by Kaiser on 12/23/2015 01:41:00 PM
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