Author: Michael.tanaka

Comment on Your Android Phone Can Now Keep All Your Passwords On Your Home Screen by Michael.tanaka

The news that users can now store all of their passwords on their Android home screen is not ideal. Not only does it continue to promote the use of an inherently flawed system to anyone with an Android, it does nothing to improve the security of password based authentication, which is outdated and makes us all vulnerable. This approach is driven by consumers prioritising convenience over security, but we, as an industry, have a responsibility to provide and promote technologies which don’t trade off security for convenience. Passwords are a dream for cybercriminals – they are easy to infiltrate and therefore make millions of us vulnerable to attack every day. Co-incidentally, exactly why we are celebrating World Passwordless Day tomorrow, Thursday 23rd June. Google should re-think this new feature and start taking authentication security more seriously.