Yahoo has launched a service that sends a short password directly to users to access their account instead of the usual password that most people tends to forget. This is Yahoo’s way of making it easier for users to log in their accounts.
“This is the first step to eliminating passwords,” says Dylan Casey Yahoo’s vice president of product management for consumer platforms. The on-demand passwords are convenient to people who find it hard in remembering their passwords because the company will just send a four-character code on your phone in case you forget unlike The two-factor authentication where it asked you to enter both your password and a secondary code which is sent to you as an SMS
“I don’t think we as an industry has done a good enough job of putting ourselves in the shoes of the people using our products,” said Casey
The downside of this new service is that it will be easier for other people, especially hackers, to sneak into your account because all they need is to find a way to steal your phone. In the end, people should be responsible in protecting their password because in today’s society, privacy is a major issue for the technological industry.