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Google working on ‘password-free’ account log in

  • Google is working on
    a new ‘password-free’ login method for Gmail to increase protection for its
    users against possible cyber-attacks, the
    Indian
    Express
    reported.
  •  
  • The feature will
    allow users to sign-in to their Google accounts through a verification code on

    • Google is working on
      a new ‘password-free’ login method for Gmail to increase protection for its
      users against possible cyber-attacks, the
      Indian
      Express
      reported.
    •  
    • The feature will
      allow users to sign-in to their Google accounts through a verification code on
      their mobiles, bypassing the need to type a password.
    •  
    • The two-step mobile
      verification process was first revealed by Rohit Paul, a beta tester of the
      feature on
      Reddit. The company is
      testing the feature for now, and has invited a small group of people to use it,
      but has not confirmed when the new login will be rolled out for other users.
    •  
    • To log-in, one needs
      to first enter their user id, following which they will receive a prompt saying
      ‘Check your phone’. Users receive a message on their mobile asking whether they
      are trying to sign-in from a new computer.
    •  
    • After users click on
      ‘Yes’, they will get a challenge or a number which is reflected on the computer
      screen, which they have to type on their smartphones as well for access to the
      computer, the report said.
    •  
    • Earlier this year,
      Google had announced a Chrome extension, ‘Password Alert’ that sends an alert
      when a user falls victim to a phishing scam.
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