How safe are your passwords? Do you name them after your dog or “happy123”? Or do you have one password you keep using for 90% of logins? I guess I don’t have to tell you that such a practice is high risk. So here is some hopeful news for all people who use insecure or repeating passwords.
Doing away with typed passwords altogether
According to a report written by Krissy Rushing for Technology Tell, Google has acquired SlickLogin, a company which has been working towards doing away with typed passwords altogether. Now, with the entire Google machinery behind it, it probably won’t be long before SlickLogin’s dream of a world without typed passwords comes true.
Rushing speculates that the SlickLogin technology, which uses high-frequency sound waves inaudible to the human ear, is similar to the Nymi bracelet, which turns your heartbeat into a password by syncing with a smartphone app, which then confirms a heartbeat match and gives the user access to all devices locked by the bracelet. According to SlickLogin, its patent-pending technology will be military grade.
For someone who has dozens of passwords to remember—and poorly, at that—this SlickLogin technology is indeed a neat development for me. I can’t wait for when Google finally releases its own take on this really cool and convenient SlickLogin tech.
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