The matter at hand is rather interesting, but dangerous at the same time, so we want to tailor this as more of an informing-questioning subject. What if someone told you that you do not need passwords anymore? Would you say no on the spot, just go with it or would you feel confused? If you already thought about that, it is our turn to say that this is going to happen.
The brilliant (or terrible) idea is coming from Yahoo, a company which seems to be done with passwords. It probably sounds awkward if you think that Yahoo sort of specializes in mails, thus passwords are a must know, but this is exactly what is happening and some of the details were revealed by Fernando Delgado.
Delgado made it very clear that Yahoo wants to stop making its users create passwords over and over again, and it seems like this idea is being embraced because people are making numerous Yahoo emails. Delgado did not say anything about millions of mails, but he did mention that the whole password protection system has transformed into a complicated procedure that seems ineffective when it comes to protecting people’s mails.
Now that Yahoo is turning 18 and is becoming of age (in some countries of the world at, least) it wants to release a brand new set of Android and iOS apps that will allow you to surf on the internet with a few email accounts. You can read it again, if you feel like you read something wrong, but we assure you that with these new apps you are going to access YouTube with 3 or more different emails.
Yahoo’s new system will be called Yahoo Account Key and, instead of asking you to type in your password for your 12th email account, it will only give you a “push notification” that will give you a green light. It can be useful and it is surely a lot more comfortable to use, especially if you have multiple mails for your business, personal use and perhaps another one for registering to events, online games, etc.
There is a major issue, however: are we willing to trade security for comfort? This is a great issue and a very true one too. Whenever technology evolves, it rends to make people more comfortable, but this new feature seems to make us beg people to steal our phones. With all our information stored into one single device that requires one push, can we really say that you do not need passwords anymore?
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