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Yahoo’s Account Key App Aims to Eliminate Email IDs, Passwords

Yahoo introduced a new app called Account Key that completely eliminates the need for an ID and password to access e-mail.

Those vague promises that hackable passwords would one day be replaced with much more secure alternatives to protect our digital lives are finally coming true. Yahoo has come out with a new app called Account Key for smartphones that has completely eliminated the need to use an ID and password to access e-mail. Instead, users trying to log onto Yahoo e-mail can now be sent a message to their smartphones asking, “Are you trying to log on?” When the user provides a single tap “Yes” on the smartphone screen, Yahoo instantly provides access to the e-mail, completely eliminating the need to enter an ID or password.

“Passwords are difficult to remember, and secondary sign-in verification is inconvenient and confusing,” said Dylan Casey, vice president of product management at Yahoo. “We’re now taking a major leap toward a password-free future with the launch of Yahoo Account Key.”