The End of Passwords?

Posted: June 5, 2016 in Articles

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I’m sure you all probably have computers, emails, maybe online banking accounts. Those all require passwords, as do things like buying anything online, Netflix, and social media. Passwords are needed for most things done online! But, as you may know, they aren’t always the most secure things in the world.

A couple of my siblings have had their Facebook accounts hacked, for instance. Of course, it was always by another sibling who wanted to embarrass the person whose account they had just hacked, but the fact remains that passwords are not ridiculously secure.

That’s why Google wants to stop using passwords by the end of this year. They’re going to be testing new ways to prove that you are who you say you are in the online world. They want to implement identification through face shape, voice pattern, how you move, how you type, and how you swipe on the screen (for Android users).

We’ll see what happens. Someone would have to go through a lot of trouble to break into a phone protected by all those security measures, that’s for sure.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/may/24/google-passwords-android

Comments
  1. That’s all a bit scary. Will they know everything else we’ve been doing?

  2. Libby says:

    Passwords are a pain in the neck – especially having to think up new ‘strong’ ones every time you sign up to a new site/service! Something needs to be done about internet security but I’m not sure about these alternatives that you mention though, they sound like just as much hassle, but I guess that’s the cost of having a secure world!

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