Google wants to kill passwords


Here are five tech things that happened this week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?


1 – Google rolls out passwords to (eventually) kill passwords.

This week, Google announced the launch of the password – a security tool that they believe will eventually replace passwords permanently. Passkeys are cryptographic authenticators that can be linked to fingerprints and PINs, providing an advanced and almost hack-proof security method. Google explains. Other tech giants like Microsoft are moving in the same direction. Google has made access keys available to its account holders with the ability to continue using passwords. (Source: Gizmodo)

Why this is important for your business:

Say goodbye to the password – and tidy is neat. The future lies in biometrics: fingerprints, eye and face scans and even speech recognition. Google, Microsoft and other big tech companies are pushing their users in this direction, so it’s inevitable. Will this be completely safe and protect us from hackers? Of course not. But it is a more secure alternative to the password.

2 – Recruit Me launches matchmaking service to connect employers and applicants.

Recruit me – the app that connects job seekers with employers – scraps traditional job search protocols. Following the model used in online dating, job seekers can tailor their profiles to the type of work they are targeting. Employers have the advantage of bypassing introductory questions and having direct access to a potential candidate’s core values ​​based on nine questions answered by both parties. (Source: Yahoo Finance)

Why this is important for your business:

It’s like a Tinder for employees! Swipe right for yes and left for no. Does Recruit offer me the secret sauce for recruitment or not? Give it a try and let me know.

3 – Wendy’s will use an AI chatbot to take drive-thru orders.

From June, customers can pass their orders to a chatbot at the drive-thru. Wendy’s announced. The first go-around with AI is being tested at one of their locations in Ohio. As reported by the Wall Street Journal – Wendy’s Chief Executive Todd Penegor – stated that the chatbot “will be indistinguishable from an employee”, but only after thorough training. Menu items can be ordered by using a large number of phrases and it has been reported that Google has worked with Wendy’s to develop a language model that incorporates drive-thru jargon. (Source: Mashable)

Why this is important for your business:

Robots and software are replacing humans. That’s what big companies are doing right now and it won’t be long before the technology becomes affordable for small businesses to buy and implement as well.

4 – WordPress bug threatens 2 million websites.

WordPress – the widely used content management system – warned users about a bug discovered in the Advanced Custom Fields plugin. Affecting WordPress versions 3.7 to 5.7 – The vulnerability could allow an attacker to take complete control of a site by exploiting a flaw in the CMS’s authentication mechanism. (Source: Cyber ​​news)

Why this is important for your business:

To address the issue, WordPress released a patch on May 6, 2021. However, since the vulnerability has been present in WordPress for over 8 years, there is a possibility that millions of websites have already been compromised. Please research this with your webmaster.

5 – Business Choice 2023: The Best Video Conferencing Services for Work.

Features Editor Eric Griffith reported on the results for best for best video conferencing software, ranked by readers of PCMag. GoTo Meeting came out on top for the best video and sound quality. Right behind that was Google Meet (best non-paid service) and Zoom. (Source: PCMag)

Why this is important for your business:

A surprise winner! If you have used Google Meet, Zoom or Microsoft Teams, you may also revisit GoTo Meeting as its quality is considered better.