Google is currently testing a new login feature for their Gmail users
which now allows you to login to your Gmail account using a QR code
rather than typing in your username and password.
The new logging feature is currently being tested by Google to make their Gmail service more secure for users who need to login to their mail account via public or potentially insecure Wi-Fi networks. The use of a QR code is hoped to help keep your login details
safe from possible malicious hackers who could use it to access your
account using key logging software that will record what you type while
on public networks.
using QR codes may prevent a malicious program capturing your typed
login details and could be handy at times, it still not a foolproof
method for keeping your login credentials safe. Even though Google’s QR
authentication does use an encrypted channel through HTTPS. But it
should help protect you from key logging attacks whilst using public
networks. The system
For more information on the new testing of QR codes for logging into your Gmail account jump over to the PC World website for more information. The QR code test system currently works with the iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.