Google will replace passwords with trust scores on Android
If it works well and does not lock the user out when they travel then this might be a good idea. We need to wait and see.
Google wants to do away with traditional passwords on Android and replace them with “trust scores.”
The company outlined how it is planning to make the transition away from passwords on its mobile platform by 2017 during its I/O conference last week. By using a variety of different metrics, Google’s Trust API technology would be able to replace traditional passwords and pins used to unlock its smartphones.
Typing speed, vocal inflections, facial recognition and how close a user’s device is to familiar Wi-Fi hotspots and Bluetooth devices are some of the metrics that the new system will use to determine if the user accessing the device is indeed its owner.
Google will allow access to games and basic tools even if a low trust score is detected. This would allow other users to access the core…
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