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Google to test an alternative to passwords

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Passwords may soon be a thing of the past for Android users.

The Guardian reports Google will be testing an alternative to complicated logins.

Google’s Daniel Kaufman, head of the Advanced Technology and Projects group, introduced the new feature called Trust API.

The “trust scores” allow Android users to login to their accounts using a combination of their faces, typing patterns and how they navigate on their phones.

Certain apps could require different scores. For example, a banking app might want a higher trust score than a social media account.

The feature will be tested with “several very large financial institutions” in June, according to Kaufman. 

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