Yahoo Develops New Login System For Users
Yahoo launches a service that sends a short temporary password to your phone. Basically it is the two-factor authentication, but without the first factor.
Yahoo on Sunday launched a new service called “on-demand” passwords, which lets someone log into a Yahoo account using a short password the company texts to their phone instead of having to remember their own password.
How does it work:
At first sign in as usual. Go to Security Settings and turn on on-demand password option. Next time you try to login, the password field is replaced by a button that says “send my password,” and the company texts a four-character password to your phone. Just enter the code that you received in the SMS. That’s all you logged in successfully. Just don’t lose your phone…
Yahoo also hopes to launch their end-to-end encryption program in the Fall 2015 and it will be similar to Google’s alpha Chrome PGP encryption plugin. [via Cnet]