Google has confirmed this morning that they are searching for a way to sign into Google account without having to type in a password. Those who have been invited to try out the new method of logging in will respond to a notification sent to their smartphone.
So, this new idea is similar with Yahoo’s “Account Key,” where users will receive a notification on their smartphone that will open an app where they will approve to log-in. But, why did Google decide to work at this? Well, probably because passwords are always considered to be the weakest parts when it comes to breaking into an account.
Many users have been complaining that their accounts have been hacked, but probably that is because they choose to use a weak password. In other cases, users have forgotten their password and they weren’t able to recover it. Another mistake is when people are using the same password for many other accounts, which is not recommended. So, if Google is introducing a password-free login option, this will probably solve a lot of problems. For instance, people will not lose time logging into their accounts whenever the password is needed, and probably it will be a more secure way for them.
With this new system, people will just have to introduce their email address when signing into their Google account. After that, a notification will appear on their phone, asking if they are trying to sign in from another device, and users will just have to approve the login by tapping “yes.” That’s it, after that, they are in the Google account.
“We’ve invited a small group of users to help test a new way to sign-in to their Google accounts, no password required. ‘Pizza’, ‘password’ and ‘123456’—your days are numbered,” has declared a Google spokesperson.
So, this new logging option will not be a big problem, especially for those who always have their smartphones nearby while using Google services on their computer or laptop. This new system will probably be better than the old system, meaning that it will be more secure and users will not have to memorize complicated passwords.