With Project YOLO, Google and Dashlane hope to make passwords obsolete

Google and Dashlane are collaborating on a project that will make passwords obsolete. The project is called Project YOLO (You Only Login Once) and is planned as an Open API for developers.


Google and Dashlane are collaborating on a project that will make passwords obsolete. The project is called Project YOLO (You Only Login Once) and is planned as an Open API for developers.

The plan for Project YOLO is to have the API integrated into Android phones, allowing apps access to stored passwords. We're assuming that there will be protection mechanisms to ensure that apps don’t actually steal the passwords and login data of course. The idea is that you login to your accounts once and from then onwards, any app that needs access to login details will refer to the password manager.

Dashlane says they’ve created the API to “stay one-step ahead of the market demand, Google and Dashlane are helping create a seamless, universally-acceptable Android app authentication solution to increase your online security.”

The API will be open, so anyone can work with the API, add features, etc. For now, Project YOLO is aimed squarely at Android devices. Later on, Dashlane hopes to see the system gain acceptance across platforms and operating systems.

“This project is the first big step towards making security simple and accessible for every user, on every device,” adds Dashlane.

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