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Is this the end of the email password? Google working on a security system where users put a USB chip on smartphones or jewellery
Posted By admin On February 11, 2013 @ 6:23 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled
UK Daily Mail 
Feb 11, 2013
Google is working on a plan to eliminate computer passwords and allow users to log-in using their smart phone or a small chip that can be embedded in rings and bracelets.
The company is trying out different options to create more secure ways for its 500 million users to use their accounts – and a more convenient method than remembering a host of passwords.
Google has been working with a company called Yubico – who make a USB device called a YubiKey which can be programed for a two-step, secure log-in.
However carrying around a token may not be seen as a positive change for many users so Google is exploring other options, according to Wired .
Google Vice President of Security Eric Grosse and engineer Mayank Upadhyay said that passwords and cookies are no longer enough to keep their users safe from hackers.
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 UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2276657/Google-plans-eliminate-email-password-new-USB-device-phones-jewellery.html#axzz2KaOIXlm6
 Wired: http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/01/google-password/
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