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Death to passwords! New Yahoo Mail protects with push notifications instead

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Oct 15, 2015.

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    Yahoo began its assault on the password in March with SMS-based two-factor authentication, and now the company wants to finish what it started. On Thursday, Yahoo announced Yahoo Account Key, a password-less method of logging in to Yahoo Mail that will roll out to other Yahoo services in the coming months.

    Account Key effectively works like two-factor authentication, allowing you to authorize new logins via your smartphone or tablet. The only difference is Account Key is not a secondary back-up measure that kicks in after you've entered your password: it is the primary way you access your account.

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