Google's 5-year security plan aims for a "painful" sign-in that only happens once per device
0. phoneArena 10 May 2013, 14:59 posted on
There has been increasing chatter recently about the fact that passwords are simply not a very good option if you are really worried about keeping your data secure. Cracking techniques have gotten to the point that it doesn't much matter how long or how many special characters you use. Users tend to find two-step authentication a more secure, but more cumbersome option. And, a new document hints at Google's 5-year security plan, which looks past the current options...
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1. phonemonkey (Posts: 162; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
what if i yank your phone after you unlock it for that day?
3. Jphones (Posts: 234; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
There would be a device you carry with you and your phone. Like a nfc chip on your key chain that links with your phone to unlock it. So if someone ever stole your phone they couldn't unlock it because they dont have the other chip.
4. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
That could be a problem for two things
1. What if the thief steals both?
2. What if you forget your chip?
I think fingerprints or other methods would be better
5. juanyunis (Posts: 72; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)
What if someone cuts your finger or fingerprint, lol i'm just kidding, but yeah you are right about other methods.
6. JusMePnut (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)
Now that sounds like a good idea!
*not the finger tidbit lol
7. megadirk (Posts: 33; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)
As long as the whole screen registers as a biometric scanner and is an instantaneous unlock, then I'm fine with that. It will also have to work through gloves.