Google Implements Secure Login for Public Browsers Using QR Codes

Much is made about information security, particularly for end-users who tend to sign into their accounts on public computers. Google’s giving their users a seemingly genius option for secure login, though. They’ve employed the use of QR codes to make it more safe for those of you who worry about key-loggers or inadequate network security on public networks.

It’s quite simple, actually. Head to this URL on the computer you want to login on. A QR code will be generated. Make sure you’re signed in to your Google account on your phone and scan that code with a QR code scanner on your phone. Google Goggles is a fine  choice for those of us on the Android train.

Touch the link that shows up, give Google permission to sign in and voila – onto your emails, RSS items and calendar appointments you go. Sure, it’s a bit more involved than just typing in your username and password but perhaps information security is worth the added time. Give it a whirl just for fun if you want. [via LifeHacker]

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