|The company has taken another step forward in facilitating users to store their passwords, developing an open source system able to instantly and securely log you into apps on Android through a password manager.
The new open source project dubbed Open Yolo (You only login once) cooperates with Dashlane and other password managers and aims to act as a secure link between 3rd-party Android applications and password managers. The new system will allow users to log into their password manager to access all their apps, without having to retype their usernames or passwords each time. Dashlane announced that the open API can go beyond just Android devices and become universally implemented on any platform and OS.
It must be said that many password managers already allow users a similar feature on Android, but their implementation is clumsy and not universal. In the meantime, Apple’s iOS has a more integrated solution, which allows password managers to link directly into password boxes. However, not so many apps actually support the feature.
Security experts reiterate that reuse of simple passwords is a real problem for security. Today, unique passwords under 14 characters are no longer recommended, but it is almost impossible for an average person to remember all the passwords they need each day. Now biometric security systems using a fingerprint or iris to identify a user are more and more popular, but they can’t be used in every situation either.
This wasn’t the first Google’s attempt to devise a system to rid users of password burden. The company’s push-notification login system, now used as a two-step authentication instrument, has removed the need for multiple codes to verify logins to Google apps.
Saturday, August 6th, 2016
|That makes it easier for Feds to get all your junk.|
|I'd rather not give google the passwords to everything|
|How could anyone feel comfortable putting all of their passwords into a 3rd party app on any platform? I wouldn't trust a 1st party software to hold all my pw's.|
|posted by (2016-08-07 18:03:11)|
|Pen + paper + safe is the only method i trust if your password doesn't need to be written down then it's possible not strong enough. As for making passwords up i deal with 4 digit alphanumeric codes ALL day. Easy for me to generate fairly secure passwords.|
|posted by (2016-08-08 05:22:55)|
|It's mostly being done to get peoples information and spy on them. Yahoo requires a cell phone to sign up and track where you are or whatever bogus working number you put in there. Google uses emails and killed everyone's passwords, etc. These more obvious forms of metadata are getting dangerous! There is no security when the good guys & bad guys are after the same thing!|
|Even things with good intentions can be at some point abused. I am not paranoid, But I see no reason to use something that is not needed. It's like driverless cars. They may be thought of as something positive by some, but the technology of it can't be trusted or a way to abuse it can be found.||
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