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Google’s Trust API: Bye-bye passwords, hello biometrics?

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, May 25, 2016.

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    Bye-bye passwords; we’ve heard that a lot over the years, but Google has a plan to kill off passwords by the end of this year by replacing passwords with biometrics.

    “We have a phone, and these phones have all these sensors in them,” Daniel Kaufman, said at Google I/O on Friday. “Why couldn’t it just know who I was, so I don’t need a password? It should just be able to work.” Kaufman heads up Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) research unit.

    You may recall Project Abacus (video) being mentioned at Google I/O last year; it was tested across 28 states in 33 universities, so now Google intends to “get rid of the awkwardness” of two-factor authentication as well as passwords. Instead, you will be authenticated by how you use your Android.

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