Google Tests Secure Login with QR Codes

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freggo

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Interesting idea of course. My hacker mind instantly makes me wonder of course how that can be abused and circumvented :)


 

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I don't see how this is a good idea. Like Freggo, I'm left wondering if all I have to go is get ahold of someones smart phone for a bit. Go to site, scan, enter URL, and I'm into their Gmail acct? Potential for abuse is rather high I would think.
 

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The person that came up with this should receive a double bonus for their ingenuity.

And then be fired because someone was able to hijack it.
 

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I have yet to give them my phone number and never will. Nor do I use a smart phone. Just have no need for one. They need to get off it and go to a pin system if they want numbers.
 

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I can see this system implemented into my banking site, which I use 2-3 times a week. But for email, which I use 2-3 times a day? Seems a bit too time-consuming for what it's worth.
 

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"We always work on improving authentication, and try out different things every now and then."

IT'S NOT A GOOD IDEA TO MAKE EXPERIENCES WITH SECURITY ISSUES
 

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pity goldman sach's CEO's didn't find it and use it, i'm so inspired i thought of 5 ways to exploit it for incredible illegal financial gain in less then the first 3 seconds of reading the paragraph of how it works.
Near Feild Technology is so exploitable it's going to be a mf disaster that can be used to cause a financial meltdown of the world when it hits it's peak if exploited to it's fullest at the right time.
 
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