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Recently I found out about the new way that one can login into Google via a simple QR scan.

https://accounts.google.com/sesame

No this QR code will not work for you, I hope

Seems to be similar to an application specific password or time-based token.

What would this mean for accounts that already have access and are known?

For example, if one were to enable 2-step verification on their account and on the necessary devices, would the browser in which the URL was invoked automatically sign-in without the warning message displayed from a QR enabled mobile device?

Or is this an independent set of security altogether?

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closed as too localized by phwd Feb 8 '12 at 22:58

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