Casey Newton over at CNet posted an article there a few days ago on January 18th, 2013. The question or rather the problem at hand is how we can begin to make the transition from the typical username and password set up to a more secure way to access online sites. Right now in America and all over the world people are being hacked because of stupidity and because of really sophisticated software. People tend to make really easy passwords so they are able to remember them instead of creating a password to do what it is suppose to do, which is protect your accounts. For the everyday user this isn’t a big problem because the information we handle isn’t that important. Unless your a user who makes his Facebook password the same as his online banking password. But it is still a problem and privacy is sensitive issue now a days.
Google is in a race to find a new and improved way for user to access their accounts without passwords. All signs according to them lean towards a hardware work around for this problem. Either a device you would plug into each computer that would give you access to your accounts over the Internet or by a device on your person that sends a signal to the computer and gives you access.
I have been a victim of account hijacking and know how unfortunate it is to have to create a new account for something. This new device, whatever it may be, will give users a peace of mind in knowing their accounts are more secure. Hopefully Google makes this a reality someday soon.