Google has recently tested its phone-only login system with a small number of users.
This system does not require one to enter a password in order to log in on a device; simply, the user just has to enter his or her account information onto the computer and then confirm the login of the account on an authorized mobile device. The password login system will remain active but optional, and users will be able to disable a lost mobile device if necessary.
While this seems to create a giant breech in cyber security, Google said that alleviating the need for a password defends against hackers who exploit common passwords like ‘password1’ or ‘123456’ and phishing attacks.
Google is borrowing from Yahoo’s Yahoo Account Key for this new system, albeit the former’s system only exists as a small test program for now.
What do you think of this new system?