Project Abacus to phase out passwords on phones?

Google's Project Abacus may omit passwords on phones soon

  • Abacus is an ATAP project aimed at getting rid of the annoying password
  • Google wants to implement a real time security system that constantly makes sure the person using the phone is actually you
  • By end of the year, Android developers will be able to use a trust API from Google’s Project Abacus in their apps
  • Will run in the background constantly, aiming at doing away with passwords
  • Will use smartphone’s sensors to check users’ current locations, typing patterns and voice patterns, as well as facial recognition
  • Will create a cumulative trust score that will authenticate users so they can unlock their devices or sign into applications
  • An API-based security protocol will put personal information in the cloud to some extent, the question will be, do you trust your service provider with that kind of information?

It will use a smartphone's sensors to check users' current locations, typing patterns and voice patterns, as well as for facial recognition. It will create a cumulative trust score that will authenticate users so they can unlock their devices or sign into applications. What do you guys think?