If you deem passwords useless then this is the good news for you. As Google is going to make Passwords obsolete and will offer its own ways by 2017.
This new method of gaining entry would depend upon the ‘trust scores’ to help phase out traditional passwords on Android, ProPakistani reports.
This is how it will work. Google will use its Trust API technology to create a trust score using a couple of parameters including your typing speed, walking speed, location, facial and vocal expressions, proximity to familiar Wi-Fi hotspot/Bluetooth devices and more. If you fit the criteria of the person that your device is used to recognizing, you gain entry.
“We have a phone, and these phones have all these sensors in them. Why couldn’t it just know who I was, so I don’t need a password? It should just be able to work.”
Trust API would operate in the background and when the need arises for a process like banking apps which usually require a two-step verification (AKA password entry AKA headaches/nuisance/add your own troubling expression) it’ll replace the arcane methods you’ve been getting used to throughout.
Other low-risk tasks such as gaming and basic functions would need only a mediocre trust score at best.
The system is currently being tested in about 30 universities of the United States. If the testing goes as planned, it’ll be rolled out to developers by the end of this year.