Here's Google's Latest Weird Gimmick For Logging Into Your Google Accounts

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Open Sesame: Google will let you log into your Google accounts — like Gmail and Calender — on any device if you just scan a barcode over at one of their websites.Here’s how it seems to work — you check out the site and then scan the code with your mobile device. That then sends a signal to Google, which lets you unlock your account on whichever device you are viewing the barcode.

It’s probably safer than typing in your password at a public computer, which could be running programs to log your keystrokes and could lead to someone stealing your account information.

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