Yahoo’s Mayer gives phone passcodes a pass

No gasps were heard wafting up from the audience at Tech Crunch Disrupt as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer admitted that she doesn’t use a passcode to protect her smartphone, but there should have been.

“I don’t have a passcode on my phone,” she told Michael Arrington of TechCrunch during their on-stage interview on Wednesday in San Francisco.

Maybe that’s not news to you, but I was surprised.

She implied that she was too busy to type in the passcode multiple times in a day, and that the new iPhone would be a good solution for her. “Building in some of these smart sensors into the phone is really exciting,” she said, referring to the new iPhone 5S’s new Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

SOURCE: news.cnet.com