Google’s Abacus May Count Out Passwords

By the end of the year, the Google Android app devs they Abacus Project, a trust will be able to use the API, Google Atap director Dan Kaufman last week’s I / O conference proposal.

API, which will run continuously in the background, is aimed at doing away with passwords.

It’s the users to check the current position, patterns and type of voice patterns, facial recognition as well as a smartphone’s sensors will be used. It is a growing confidence that users will boost scores, unlock their devices so they can sign in or application to be created.

This June, “We have some very large financial institutions for the preliminary examination will go out”, Kaufman said the developer. Tests go well, Google Android devs worldwide by the end of the year plans to release APIs.

“I believe that Google itself is not the issue, and once they’re going to lose interest in the enterprise has a history of a serious crime,” said Rob Enderle, Enderle Group principal analyst comment.

“Both buyers and financial institutions with impressive potential for downgrades and possibly a huge barrier to adoption as a stand,” he told TechNewsWorld. “Generally, users will be locked in their account of a failure.”

API Trust Issues

“The problem has always been that the biometric really good – such as a retina scan or fingerprint – is usually difficult to collect,” Michael Jude, research program manager at Frost & Sullivan observed.

“It is easy to collect reliable biometrics is low, but the legality of the requirement, usually by collecting – but the more you collect, the more chances of authentication failure,” he told TechNewsWorld.

If you fail to biometrics, to reset a password, or a support infrastructure, such as some form of a standby is required, and “this may be complicated for both the user and the service provider,” he pointed out.

On the positive side, “When [Trust API] works, it’s a quick, secure, consistent method of gaining access to secure sites,” Enderle called the proposal.

However, “being unsafe, do not follow through partners, never heard of Google’s reputation, and the complexity of the solution to stand against this effort,” he said.


Potential privacy issues

An API-based security protocols, some information will be kept private cloud, Jude noted, so “the question would be, do you believe that your service provider with that kind of information?”

In addition, the Trust API will always, constantly running in the background, and that could be a concern – especially because many Android apps from devs to users, often unbeknownst to the owner of the device.

Always-on feature means that users will be easy to track users – and Americans NSA, FBI and police surveillance without warrants by the agency is concerned about, there could be a backlash.

On the other hand, features that make it easier to track suspect terrorists or criminals.

At least one fingerprint authentication is protected by legal to unlock a cell phone in a suspect has been in power, and with the user’s information is more readily available, law enforcement could push harder to seize information.

“It’s a problem,” he said. “This approach to the safety of personal information opens up to reveal the inhibitory potential. I’m just someone who is a countermeasure to a mobile data device users with a voice command to make clear that the building waiting for.”

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