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Yahoo creating 'on-demand' passwords

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Mar 2015 19:35 User comments (1)

Yahoo creating 'on-demand' passwords Yahoo has confirmed what most of us already know, that the password system is antiquated and does not protect you from anything.
The tech giant has taken the first step to eliminate passwords, creating an "on-demand" password system that allows you to login with just your username and a unique code that is sent to your registered linked phone.

Basically, the system is like two-step authentication, although without the password portion of it, so in essence it seems just as secure as normal two-step but with the added luxury of not needing to remember a password.

If you live in the U.S., you can activate the new on-demand system now through the account info page and then "security."

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118.3.2015 10:06

Look, the keys to the Internet Kingdom lie in the administrator accounts, not Grandma Jones' little email and photo cloud storage account. No hacker is going to bother with that.

The real problem is simple: lazy administrators. Keeping the admin account named 'admin' and using Mom's maiden name for a password make it ridiculously easy. And many, many admins do things just that silly.

Web sites that outline what a password requires are another potential problem. It shows that the site admin has no idea how hacking is done. When you tell the general public what everyone's passwords require, you're telling everyone what they contain. You're creating a blueprint which makes it easier, not harder, especially if the admin follows that blueprint.

Want better security? Tighten down the admin account. Nothing else is as important.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Mar 2015 @ 10:17

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