Yahoo’s Mayer gives phone passcodes a pass

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Sep 12, 2013 11:52 pm PST

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.