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Google Testing New No-Password Log In Method

Thursday, December 31st, 2015 by | Filed Under: Security Help, Smartphones, Using The Internet

We’ve told you before how much Google wants to get rid of passwords. Everything from password pills to tattoos have been suggested.

Now it looks as if Google is testing out a new password-free method of logging in. A user who had the chance to participate in the test posted about it online and shared the screenshots below.  Here’s how it works.

You go to and choose to sign in. Enter the e-mail address and click next.


You’ll get a notice giving you a code to enter on your phone.  Users will also see the option to log in with a traditional password instead.


Your smartphone will then get a notification asking if you’re trying to sign in.


Click the notification and verify that you are trying to sign in from your PC.


Then select the number that you were given in your browser.


Then your browser will log you in enabling you to access Gmail, Google Drive, YouTube and other Google services.

This type of two-factor authentication is considered much more secure than a standard password, plus there’s no password to forget.

This is very similar to the process introduced by Yahoo to move away from the traditional password, though there’s no word when Google might roll out this type of log-in to everyone.

~ Cynthia.


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3 Responses to “Google Testing New No-Password Log In Method”

  1. Charlie says:

    Sounds “painful” and useless if one does not have a “smartphone”. Other methods include a password and a “security phrase” – requesting some random
    part of the security phrase after the password is entered may work better
    without making things dependent on a possibly unavailable phone.

  2. jmz nesky says:

    I have a pay as you go cell phone and am not willing to lose 25¢ every time I login to google.. sometimes I login multiple times a day which means I’ll have to leave the net on all day even when I’m away from it plus my internet times out at certain periods when idle.. What about us who’s on strict budgets (like social security)? I’m not willing to pay high-end phone service just to login free all the time. This will be a burden for millions of seniors and poor but as I see it as always, the needs of the many will out weigh the needs of the few.. Humbug.. you say there will be an option to login with a traditional password but by doing that the security will be no different than at the present time and because of it I would just as well by-pass this thing all together and simply keep the password I now use but that would probably mean that I’d be bombarded with their stupid notice to do it their way every time I login and I have enough irritating pop ups to begin with as it is. Mark me down as not a fan.

  3. Karen says:

    dumb, dumb, dumb. More trouble than the stupid password already is.

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