Login to Google Account on Any Public Computer Without Password Typing
Google has already made account logins too secure for its users with 2 Step verification and here I am sharing another added layer of security feature called Google Sesame where you won’t have to actually enter / type any password to login. Smartphone will suffice.
We always have fear of logging into Google Account on Public or Shared Computers because of Keyloggers which may steal our passwords. But, using this feature, you can log in to any computer without worries because you won’t be typing password on that machine.
How Google Sesame Works
- Visit http://goto.google.com/login on Web browser of Computer where you want to login.
- QR Code (Quick Response Code) will be generated and displayed as webpage.
- Scan this code using Smartphone (Android / iOS / Windows / Blackberry / anything) which allows you to decode it.
- This gets decoded into some URL which you have to open on Mobile Web browser. Enter the Login details including password on Phone and Sign in.
- Click on Start with Gmail or iGoogle and Computer browser will automatically login to the account credentials you entered on mobile phone. You can access rest of the Google service once you are logged in.
This may sound terribly complicated to some users but it’s certainly not. It is ofcourse useful and pretty safe while logging in to any Computer which you may think is not safe. Just one time entering password on Phone and not giving any details to the machine on which you are actually logged in.
I don’t know since when this service is available and even Google didn’t have mentioned officially about it anywhere except for this thread.
Also, it must be taken care that the QR code generated remains valid for few minutes and in case you fail to login from Mobile device, reload the page to generate to new QR code and repeat the procedure.
Personally, I am impressed with this kind of login procedure and really admire Google for bringing up this innovative idea which I am obviously going to use.