Google Launches QR Code-Based Login Security Measure
Doesn’t all sink in first read through. Ignore the fact your phone and the 3rd party desktop machine aren’t related [yet], once you login from your phone the session enables on the desktop machine and keeps keyloggers from nabbing your account info. Neat solution.
Google Sesame [as in ‘open sesame’]. https://accounts.google.com/sesame
Update: Google has responded online. The feature is technically not ready for release and has been replaced with the following message.
Hi there – thanks for your interest in our phone-based login experiment. While we have concluded this particular experiment, we constantly experiment with new and more secure authentication mechanisms. Stay tuned for something even better! Dirk Balfanz, Google Security Team.