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Facebook wants to get rid of passwords

20 April 2017, 08:58 | Patty Hardy

Facebook wants to get rid of passwords

Facebook wants to get rid of passwords

Someday, passwords will likely be a distant memory. "With Delegated Account Recovery, people can ensure they have a reliable way to regain access in extraordinary circumstances, using strongly attached accounts, without sharing personal information", Facebook explained on its developer website. Facebook says it plans to open-source the technology, so eventually you will see more companies use it.

Here's how it works, if you forget your password on different, non-Facebook services, you will use Facebook to verify who you are. Facebook will take you through exercises such as identifying friends in photos.

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Facebook says this method is more secure than texts or emails asking for your info.

Though developers have to now sign-up to use this tool, Facebook intends to eventually open source it, so while you might not trust the social media giant with your information, you might be more comfortable if another, more trustworthy organization would implement it.



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