Google’s password-free logins may arrive on Android apps by year-end

May 24, 2016

Via: TechSpot

Google is moving forward with plans to kill passwords on mobile devices using a system of biometrics to authenticate identity. Its latest effort, dubbed Project Abacus, will begin trialswith “several financial institutions” next month with the goal of becoming available to every Android developer by the end of the year.

Rather than relying on fingerprint sensors or two-factor authentication, the concept is that users would be able to unlock devices or sign into apps based on a “Trust Score” derived from their usage patterns. These include things like typing patterns, current location, speed and voice patterns, facial recognition, and other things.

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