Published On: Sat, Aug 6th, 2016

You may not need passwords anymore, thanks to YOLO with Google, Dashlane


Goolge in partnership with Dashnale and other password managers will provide secure links.

Have you ever taken some time off and though about how many accounts and passwords you have to deal with? On an average, an online user has nothing less than 20 accounts, ranging from standard emails to secure banking accounts. Having a different password for each service is a must in today’s online world, but it is impossible to remember them all. The search-engine tech giant, Google, has found a way to eradicate them all after they planned to launch a war against all passwords.

Google in collaboration with Dashlane, a password management company, has already started working on a Project, codenamed ‘Open YOLO’ (You Only Login Once). The Open YOLO project currently exists as an API (Application Programming Interface) and allows Android apps to access login credentials by eliminating the need for multiple passwords on the device.

The project would involve Dashlane and other password manager services, which will provide secure links between the third-party apps and password managers. This will help users and they won’t need to remember passwords at all. In a move to secure online security, Google and Dashlane are helping create a seamless, universally-acceptable Android app authentication solution.

This partnership with the password managers is not Google’s first attempt to lessen password burden on users. In June 2016, it introduced a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ prompt function, where users needs to tap to approve remote login request, instead of manually entering a code for authentication.

Apart from Google, Apple had also introduced a new system that allows Watch wearers to login to their Macs by simply being in the vicinity of the device, without entering any password. This is capable with the help of Bluetooth and Wireless networks.

“In the future, we see this open API going beyond just Android devices, and becoming universally implemented by apps and password managers across every platform and operating system,” said Malaika Nicholas, community manager at Dashlane.

News Source Deccan Chronicle

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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