Google Predicts The Future Of Passwords Wil Be Physical
The company imagines a future where a USB device, smartphone, or ring, will be used to access email accounts.
Instead of having to remember lots of long and complicated computer passwords and typing them in, Google imagines a future where passwords will be physical. This could include inserting a USB drive to check your emails, tapping a ring to enable access to accounts, or using a device like a smartphone to authorize new computers.
In a new research paper, which is due to be published later this month in the engineering journal IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine, two security experts from Google discuss the different ways people could be logging on in future.