The first step to eliminate passwords
Yahoo! that for the good and the bad is over relegated to the background after the ubiquitous Google, is carrying out some interesting proposals, to come to fruition, may be the perfect alternative to eliminate passwords. And 7 months ago Yahoo! changed the authentication system generated by temporary passwords via SMS, but in the end, the authentication process was equally cumbersome and included a password which, although not itself require a waiting time to access services such as Yahoo! Mail.
Now, Yahoo! gives a little step in this authentication facilitate personal service with Yahoo! Key Account, your first real alternative to passwords, although these remain the basis of the credentials of a service. Key Account works by linking a specific account to a mobile, so that when we want to connect to a service, instead of entering a password we will be asked to approve the login from a notification on the phone, without entering any data and through a push notification.
Operation of Key Account Yahoo! is very simple, once linked Yahoo! account to a mobile, only to introduce our email address, Yahoo! will recognize that we have the function activated and automatically send a notification to the mobile in which we can not approve or deny access.
The interesting thing is that this service begins with Yahoo! Mail, which allows access to accounts Outlook, Hotmail and AOL directly as long as we have activated in Yahoo! Mail, although it still misses Gmail into the list compatible with Yahoo! Mail app and service Key Account services.
Is the critical point of all this? If we lose the mobile will have to continue using the password or we will be left without access to the service; but as always, the first steps are crucial to launch a serious alternative to passwords. Now imagine combining this system with the Apple Watch and authenticator using your heart rate or a tap on the clock.