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Yahoo slices your password out of login process, shows off end-to-end encryption

The Internet has been riddled with stories over the last couple of days debating this release from Yahoo concerning authentication.  Sophos has done a good job providing some perspective.  I am skeptical of the value of the change.  I will grant that “something you have” is the stronger of the two factors traditionally associated with 2-factor auth, but at the end of the day, it is still only one factor.  Time will tell as to the effectiveness of this approach.

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