Soon, you will no longer need a password to log into your Google account. The Mountain View-based company is working on a new technology, under the name Project Abacus. The technology is planned to be tested in June, this year.
But, if you will not be able to use your password, how will you use your Google account services? Well, According to the company, the technology is getting advanced, and the methods of securing the accounts are also changing.
Nowadays, smartphones come with a lot of sensors such as Fingerprint, Face detection, Smile detection, Heartbeat checker. So why people can’t use one of these sensors to log into their online accounts? Why do we still need the old school passwords with characters, symbols, and numbers? This can be changed.
If we use the sensors in our smart devices correctly, these modern technologies are smart enough to detect if the user of the device is the owner of it or someone else.
The Project Abacus aims to introduce these technologies in the security of smartphones. Google will soon add Trust API, which will allow the individuals to access their Google accounts by just providing their facial expressions, typing styles, voice patterns, or the location information.
The Trust API will be first available in the banking apps. Later, the technology is expected to be available in all of the Google services.
The Project Abacus will silently monitor the information of the user and store it in the servers of Google to securely detect the person while (s)he logs into his/her Google account.
The announcement of this project was made during a press conference in the company’s annual software developer conference, called Google I/O.
Earlier, Google launched Smart Lock service, which is also somehow similar to the Project Abacus. The technology creates automatic logins for applications through your Google account details, but this service is not available on all of the available Android versions.