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Google is trying to kill passwords. But what should replace them?

It's working on a feature that lets users confirm their identity just by using their smartphones, but there are some pitfalls to this approach

'Right now it's relatively convenient to have a simple password. But as hacks increase and breaches proliferate, people are starting to realise that also may be dangerous.' - Alvaro Bedoya of Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy & Technology


GOOGLE is testing out a new way to sign into its services - and it nixes one of the most annoying security measures out there: passwords. The tech giant is trying out a feature that lets some users confirm their identity just by using their smartphones.

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