With almost every website asking its user to log-in to use their facilities, it is an undeniable fact that maintaining and remembering passwords for each website is a hassle. Although, logging-in through Google +, Facebook, Twitter etc., is possible from multiple platforms but then they run a high risk of security if password of even one account becomes known to the hacker. To tackle the problem of passwords, Yahoo has come up with a basic and simple solution.
Yahoo has released an on-demand sign-in option for users who cannot or doesn’t want to remember their password. The announcement made at South By Southwest (SXSW) Sunday means anyone with a Yahoo account can request an on-demand password texted to their mobile phone. After this, each time the user logs-in, Yahoo will send a new password to the phone. Obviously, it isn’t the most secure way especially but it definitely releases one from the pain of remembering passwords. Yahoo has said the new authentication option aims to ease anxiety around having to memorize a password and improve security for users. This facility has already been made available for U.S users.
Another update, the Yahoo is hoping to implement is to introduce end-to-end (e2e) email encryption system. According to Yahoo, e2e encryption is not widely used because of its complexity but it is much better way than the current method to encrypt emails while sending them over to network. The system will work with one of Google Chrome’s extension. The system is still under development and Yahoo is hoping to provide a stable, working version by the end of 2015.
The below video explains what Yahoo is trying to do and how it is better over the traditional encryption method.