If you manage as many user accounts as I do, you will understand why I can’t wait to see the password die a swift, gruesome death
As far back as 2012, Fring implemented a system that replaced the current standard of user IDs and passwords with phone numbers for authentication on their app. I felt that the idea had merit at the time. Yahoo recently implemented a system that lets you login without a password either. It isn’t quite the same thing, but it works.
Now, Google is testing an option similar to Yahoo’s that will let you login with just your phone, skipping the part where you have to enter your password. The feature uses your phone to authenticate your identity by bringing up a notification that allows you to grant or deny access to your account.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with HDML/WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.