Google sets to remove the burden around passwords

Remembering passwords for different websites really becomes a hard job. The search giant Google sets to remove the burden around passwords, will introduce physical password storing USB that can hold all your passwords.

Google sets to remove the burden around passwords

The basic idea of USB based password managing satisfied by a small ‘smart chip’ embedded inside a physical key, called Yubikey. To log on you place Yubikey which act as physical key, can be even embedded with jewelry or mobile phones as the wireless chips are already experimented using these physical keys. According to the security team the Google USB password chip didn’t require any software to download to work and it needs only a browser support and it automatically login to the users account, need to attach the USB disk that containing this Smart Card then register to it in a single mouse click.

YubiKey

Now using Yubikey which is seemed to be tested by Google and when it is placed in laptop the user is automatically connected to their accounts without ever asking the password. Youbikey is a One Time Password authentication system which generate a unique password every time when its button is pressed. It provides much better security than the normal authentication using Username and Password. It can be used for both OTP and 2 Factor Authentication method to generate One time passwords and static password.

When this centralized device authentication is realized in most of the websites then the requirement for strong passwords is irrelevant until you have to made significant changes to your account. Before this new approach from Google the other websites also tried similar approaches but couldn’t make good mark on it. According to its developers this centralized device authentication will be as same as its previous attempt until it get a wide acceptance from users.

The new YubiKey authentication is independent of Google and doesn’t require a support software. Its only requirement is a browser that supports login standards. If this scheme gets global acceptance then the future will be free from those long, complex hrd to remember passwords.

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