Yahoo is introducing a new email feature that will put an end to forgetting passwords!
Yahoo’s announcement at SXSW of its plans to replace email passwords with an “on demand” login system is what many people have been long awaiting. This new proposed system will forego passwords in favor of a temporary, once-off code that will be sent directly to your phone each individual time you attempt to log in.
The main attraction to Yahoo’s news is of course convenience. With people managing responsibility for an increasing number of digital accounts, this alternative may be a huge relief.
With many people using variables of the same password for multiple accounts, there is an increased chance of their online portals being hacked. Yahoo says that this system may in fact be more secure than the traditional one. It will eliminate the need to remember password variations, pet names and the name of your first teacher.
While concerns are being expressed about what happens to your password security if you were to lose your phone, the device which will receive the time sensitive password, the risk of cyber-criminals guessing simple security questions remains greater.