Forget your password? Google has you covered
Goodbye, passwords… and your ‘at-least eight characters, special characters, numbers, change every 90 days’ ways. Those things are impossible to keep up with. Thankfully, Google has a solution with plug-in security keys. The device resembles a USB stick and plugs directly into your computer. Not only can you bypass typing in a password, but the plug-in also provides an encryption key for you and your device that renders criminals useless.
Even safer… than the simplest possible password you came up with and probably use for everything. Google has already been using their new product and has seen zero employees fall victim to phishing scams since – not a bad track record. That type of success should catch the attention of other companies that hire gullible employees to work with priceless information.
Just one method… of two-factor authentication involves the plug-in and you will still need a second. The fact is, two-factor is much more secure than one single way of keeping your information safe. Other methods include receiving a security code on your phone and biometric options (i.e., your fingerprint). But hey, it is a step toward not having to remember a thousand different passwords, so I will take it.