Yahoo! want to kill the password as we know it
Basically, this new service lets you log into a Yahoo account using a short password that is sent to your mobile phone. So, every time you want to get at your Yahoo! mail or whatever, instead of tapping in your password, you'll hit a button which says "send my password". You get it in a text and then you can login with a four-character password.
It all sounds like an almighty faff in the making.
Yahoo executive Dylan Casey said: "This is the first step to eliminating passwords."
Of course, some places already have a two-step authentication process where you enter your password and then get a second one of the phone, but all the really popular sites don't have them for a reason.
You can presumably stay logged-in to your account on your devices at home, but if you repeatedly check your emails at work or away from the house, this sounds like a royal pain in the dick.