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Google Features New Methods of Authentication, Without a Password


If you’ve had enough of entering passwords many times a day, you might find pleasing the new login experiment from Google.

The developers at Google are already working for several years to replace traditional passwords with a much more efficient and faster authentication, which does not involve any compromise on the security of the process.

According to a user on Reddit a few days ago he was invited to participate in an experiment designed to streamline the Google site authentication. The basic idea is to eliminate passwords or two-step authentication and replacing them with the smartphone in your pocket, more precisely with the presence of nearby smartphone. Thus, if someone has an unlocked Android device near the computer, he will not have to manually introduce complicated passwords.

In order not to encounter any problems, clearly, the process will require you to cover several steps on your smartphone to operate and is likely that you will need a newer terminal, like Nexus 6P.  After that stage, when you log in for the first time on a new system, simply enter your email address and confirm on the smartphone that it is a new computer that you want to be logged on.

Once you’ve agreed on the cell, the process will be completed successfully. It is worth mentioning that nothing prevents you from using this method of authentication in tandem with the other classic ones. If you have no battery or the phone is simply not around, you can enter your regular password. But I still live under the impression that once you have discovered this new authentication system it will be very difficult to return to traditional methods. On the Google site already exists a section of questions and answers that details the whole process, together with the benefits of its adoption.

If you think someone can take your phone and the next second he can log in to the Google account, you’re wrong. First he has to go through the phone’s security code or fingerprint, if you have a smartphone with a fingerprint sensor.