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Google security exec: ‘Passwords are dead’

Posted By kit On September 11, 2013 @ 9:45 am In Old Infowars Posts Style,Science & Technology,Tile | Comments Disabled

Daniel Terdiman
Cnet
September 11, 2013

New startups looking for ways to keep their users secure should know one thing, a top Google security executive said Tuesday: “Passwords are dead.”

Speaking on a TechCrunch Disrupt panel called “Spies Like Us,” Heather Adkins, Google’s manager of information security, told moderator Greg Ferenstein that in the future, the “game is over for” any startup that relies on passwords as its chief method to secure users and their data.

Adkins, speaking alongside Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers managing partner Ted Schlein and author James Bamford, said that looking ahead, “our relationship with passwords are done,” and that “passwords are done at Google.”

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