The best way to protect your online data identity is by maintaining a strong password, where sadly, many of us fail. Thus, security breaches related to password issues are the most common and dangerous threats. To fix this, Dashlane, a digital wallet and password manager startup based in New York, wants to enable a simple and secure app logins for android users. Hence, it has joined hands with Google, to develop a technique to fix the vulnerabilities of password management.
The two tech firms have jointly come up with OpenYOLO– You Only Login Once – an open-source API project for app developers that allows them access passwords stored in password managers.
OpenYOLO, the developers said will initially be targeted specifically for Android devices. Multi-platform support is expected to come soon. OpenYOLO aims to centralize password management and thus prevent any unwanted hacks. The duo also announced that Google’s Smart Lock will be integrated into OpenYOLO making it easier for apps to tap whatever password manager you use.
The companies said that they will be working with other leading password managers to enhance the user experience. According to Dashlane, there has already been a lot of input from leading password managers like 1Password, LastPass, Keeper, and Keepass.
Stanojko Markovikjm, Android Engineering Lead at Dashlane said, "With the Open YOLO API, the user will still see the Smartlock credential as before, but the app would be able to query other sources of credentials, such as Dashlane, another password manager, or even another browser, if it contains a credential for the app."
Commenting on the development, Google’s Iain McGinniss said, "Google is excited to support the launch of this project with Dashlane and help create a new open standard for app authentication. This project is part of our longstanding support of open technology standards that provide great, secure user experience to end users."
This is not the first time Google is trying to fix the problems and loopholes with password management. Previously, the web giant had announced Project Abacus, a bunch of tools that use stuff like biometrics to identify you.