Soon they will first have to identify the cell phone to give you even allowed to use it. In fact, Google began testing a new method of registration, to replace passwords with a system “based on trust”, which looks at the way that you typically use your phone.
Part of the project Abacus called ‘Trust API’ was presented at the Google conference in June will test certain large financial institutions.
The system was developed for use on smartphones, and works by constantly checking a number of private indicators that can grant access to various accounts or the phone itself.
Instead of asking for a password, the phone can analyze your face, your voice, the way you type, how you move and where you are. All the data is stored in the API, which then generates a “confidence score” that shows how likely is it that a person who uses your phone just by yourself.
The intention is to make devices safer. Someone could easily steal the password, but it would be much harder to mimic the unique way in which each of us uses his phone. Google believes that the application system would be based on these factors was ten times more secure than fingerprint scanning.
This would give developers more degrees of security with which to be able to play. For example, a bank would give you an application could allow check your account just by using Trust API. But if you would like to do the transfer of money or some sensitive information, we may ask for additional verification, such as scanning a fingerprint or traditional passwords. Thus, some applications become easier and faster to use.
Testing begins soon, but Dan Kaufman from Google says the technology should be available to every Android developer by the end of the year if everything went well, which means that a given memory of many different passwords for different accounts and profiles may soon become history.