Mozilla wants to make passwords obsolete

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If you’re anything like us, chances are you have a bunch of different usernames and passwords for the different sites you frequent on the web. Aside from the hassle of memorizing them all, multiple passwords and usernames encourage password recycling – the practice of using the same username and password across different sites. Needless to say, this kind of behavior opens you up to a world of hurt if your account is ever compromised. It’s comforting to see that companies are trying to come up with ways to help you manage all those online accounts. Meet BrowserID, an experimental way of logging in to websites. You only have to verify your email once (to make sure you are the legitimate owner of the address) and after that, BrowserID logs you into website using only your email address. No more passwords to remember. It’s still pretty experimental, but you can see a demo of it in action below.

Source: BrowserID