You Don’t Have To Memorize Passwords With Yahoo’s On-Demand Password Service
Is remembering passwords a troublesome exercise for you? Yahoo probably thinks so, as it has introduced a new log-in option for Yahoo account holders. This ‘on-demand’ password service is offered to alleviate the ‘panic,’ you go through when you can’t recall password of your email account, said Chris Stoner, Director of Product Management, in a blog post.
When you opt for this system, you don’t have to memorize the password because whenever you will like to log in, Yahoo will send you a one-time password on your phone.
In addition to the escape from remembering passwords, this approach makes your account more secure. The potential hacking of your account almost goes out of the choice. This is because people use multiple online accounts across a number of services nowadays; thus, due to the millions of passwords, sequence of letters and numbers has somewhat become predictable. If a person uses too simple password, he becomes vulnerable to hackers.
By the same token, creation of a complex password can waste one’s hours and hours on a typical day in recalling of the magic words which one has set to access their account.
“We’ve all been there,” Chris wrote. “You’re logging into your email and you panic because you’ve forgotten your password. After racking your brain for what feels like hours, it finally comes to you. Phew!”
You don’t need to rack your brain in case of on-demand passwords. The reason is simple: they are useful just for one time login — new login takes a new password. What Yahoo does, is the destruction of that password sequence for others so they become unpredictable.
At present, the service is only available to the users in US. If you are a US resident, you can follow few simple steps to avail on-demand password service:
You need to log in to your Yahoo account in the same old fashion.
Then you go to the security settings and select “Account Security” in the left bar.
There you turn on the option for “On-demand passwords.”
Register your available phone number, where you want to receive the passwords.
Yahoo will send you a verification code. Enter that code and you’re done!
Next time, when you will log in, you just have to click on the password field which will be replaced with “send my password” button — to receive a short password on your phone.
Still you will have take care of one thing: your mobile phone. Lose the phone and you will lose your email account because the key to your account will not be in your brain but in your phone.
Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.