Cyber criminals have gotten better, and it’s time for security to follow, so Google makes another attempt to kill the password that will provide safer devices.
- Google is experimenting with ways to eliminate passwords
- Their new system will require users to sync their e-mail with their mobile number
- It will send a notification, which will require just one tap to grant or deny access
- The feature is currently in test for both Android and iOS devices
It appears that Google’s Alphabet Inc. has begun testing a new feature to easily get into your account with the help of just your smartphone. The function is another effort to provide their customers with better security. This is in lieu of the rise of cyber attacks that keep being reported. It makes user worry about their online privacy.
According to some hacker groups, cyber security does not exist. Google is giving it a shot anyway.
A Reddit user unveiled that he was invited to take part in the tech giant’s new attempt at killing off passwords for good. They’re now considered the weakest point of any account, which is unfortunate since their only purpose is to protect. With the advancement of technology, however, comes risk and the need for change.
Google is now testing out a technology that will basically work through your smartphone. Once you try to log into your Google account, you will receive a notification, where you will tap once to either grant or deny access. This puts passwords to the sidelines and makes everything easier. That’s as long as no one knows your e-mail and steals your phone at the same time.
It would save users from memorizing numerous passwords or risk by using the same one over and over again. Furthermore, it will also send a notification whenever anyone is trying to gain access to our accounts. All you have to do is authorize your phone access after you put in your account name, and you’re in. It’s easy, simple, and far less time consuming.
Passwords have gained a horrible reputation through time, so it’s understandable that something else will follow. There are numerous technologies available already for smartphones. They use finger scans or eye scans, but they’re not yet accessible to everyone. Google’s technique could be easily used, and there is no requirement of an expensive software.
It’s just one of the many security precautions companies have started to take. Google is not the first one, but it’s trying new things that would be both safe and not be shunned by users. Most measures are irritating simply because they require several steps. For this, all you need is your account name, and tap once to grant access.
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