Google still trying to kill passwords: This new auth idea sounds interesting

Google is testing an interesting new authentication idea. In a bid to get rid of the password, la GOOG will instead pop up a prompt on your phone, to ask you if it’s really you who wants to log in.

It’s not exactly an infallible, two-factor authentication menthod (2FA). Perhaps you could call it 1½FA, or something?

Mr. Rohit Paul [pictured] is a beta tester of this new whatchamacallit. He leaked news of the closed test to the world, via Reddit.

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