Google is testing a new authentication method to allow users to login their account without typing their long string of characters or called passwords. The company stated they have been testing this feature for some time with a group of enthusiasts. It is unsure when the feature will be available to the general public.
The new testing process comes after it trying to change the way years ago with the physical USB key authentication and 2-step verification process. It will be another feature to secure Google accounts and also make it more convenient to users. Reports state the new tool the company is creating is to login computers with their mobile phone as the authentication tool.
Rohit Paul, beta tester revealed the details when the company invited to test the new function. The various screenshots available shows you only need to type in your email address to log-in to the computer. Once that is typed, Google will send a notification to users registered mobile phone, asking “Trying to sign in?”, and if the user gives it a “yes”, they will be logged in to their account on the computer.
In order to use this feature, users will have to update and authorize their mobile device which needs a screen lock to be turned on. The feature can be deactivated in case the device is lost. The company spokesman said, the feature is currently being tested a small group of people, to sign-in their Google accounts without a password. This feature will make it easier for users to login their account and gives better security to their account as well. This will help in securing the account from phishing attacks which are done using passwords.