Researchers seek to ease the pain of two-factor authentication via background sound

August 17, 2015

Two-factor authentication can go a long way toward protecting your online accounts, but it sure can be a pain. It’s a known fact that some people will risk their accounts being hacked to avoid the time-consuming interaction with smartphones, texts and pass codes.

Help may be on the way with a tool called Sound-Proof, an app now under development that is designed to authenticate log-ins via ambient sound. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, which is now working on Sound-Proof, says the following:

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