Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday October 16, 2015

Yahoo Wants To Kill Passwords With Revamped Mail App

Yahoo wants to kill passwords? That should be easy, Yahoo kills almost everything it touches. big grin All joking aside, how is this approach to "killing passwords" safe if someone steals you phone?

One of the features enables people to log in to their email accounts without a password. You go to mail.yahoo.com, enter your user name and press "continue." That's where everything changes. Instead of entering an annoyingly complex or easy-to-crack password, the company sends an alert to your smartphone and asks if you'd like to sign in. Hit "yes," and presto.

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