Safely Log In To Google Using a QR Code

We’ve all wandered into a seemingly less than reputable Internet cafe and dreaded that moment where we’ve had to enter our email password – which coincidentally we use for everything else – on that strangely sticky keyboard whilst sitting on the half-broken office chair.
The thing some of us might be concerned about is known as a keylogger.

Keyloggers are small programmes that record every key you press on that filthy keyboard. This includes your secret, but well worn, password.
Fortunately Google has come up with a nifty way of getting around this by finally finding a good use for QR codes.

QR Code

One of the lesser known QR codes.

All you’ll need is a barcode reader on your smartphone. Open http://accounts.google.com/sesame on the painfully slow Internet cafe machine then scan the QR code that appears on the screen. Log in to your account on your phone and wait for the browser to redirect you to your account. Shazam, simple as that.

QR code courtesy of http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
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