Google Wants to Replace All Your Passwords with a Ring

Google Wants to Replace All Your Passwords with a Ring

 

MIT Technology Review ^ | March 12, 2013 | By Tom Simonite

 

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 4:24:54 PM by Red Badger

 

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The world’s largest search engine is now experimenting with jewelry that would eliminate the need to remember dozens of passwords.

 

As part of research into doing away with typed passwords, Google has built rings that not only adorn a finger but also can be used to log in to a computer or online account.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The search and ad company first revealed its plans to put an end to passwords in an academic paper published online in January (see “Google’s Alternative to the Password”). The effort focused on having people plug a small USB key that provides their credentials into a computer. The possibility of using special jewelry in a similar manner was mentioned in that paper.

 

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At the RSA security conference in San Francisco last month, Mayank Upadhyay, a principal engineer at Google who specializes in security, became the first person at Google to speak in public about that research. He said that using personal hardware to log in would remove the dangers of people reusing passwords or writing them down. He also thought people would feel some familiarity with the approach.

 

“Everyone is familiar with an ATM. What if you could use the same experience with a computer?”

 

Upadhyay said that Google’s trial was focused on……

 

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2 Responses to Google Wants to Replace All Your Passwords with a Ring

  1. upaces88 says:

    I don’t even know what that means! IF they do that? I’ll go back to Yahoo.

  2. upaces88 says:

    Do you know how many times I have fussed at the Google people about “Changing what ain’t broke!”

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