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Google looks to ditch passwords for good with NFC-based replacement

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Google engineers are testing new tools that could replace passwords as the primary way of authenticating identity on the web.

Google is currently running a pilot that uses a YubiKey cryptographic card developed by Yubico — a start-up operated out of Sweden and the US, which has produced a two-factor authentication fob that can emit encrypted one-time passwords to NFC-enabled smartphones. read more

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