(Bloomberg) -- Yahoo! Inc. is killing off passwords for its e-mail service -- if users want to.
The Web portal is letting people turn off the obligation to enter a password, and instead giving them the option to verify their identity via Yahoo’s mobile application. Essentially, it’s a way for people to sign in to e-mail and other Yahoo accounts using a smartphone, instead of forcing them to remember a string of letters and numbers. Users can opt in to the new feature, which goes active Thursday.
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