According to Mashable, Google is working on safer passwords for better security that will be difficult to break into. Google is said to be working on some kind of a high-tech ring that will be worn around users’ fingers through which they will log into their Gmail accounts. There might even be a key card that can be plugged into a computer’s USB port.
Internet security has become a real issue, especially during the past year due to a lot of hacking cases taking place on many different sites which claim to have safe security system, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others. The report by IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine and Wired say that Google wants a form of password devices.
According to Google’s spokesperson, the company is trying to make authentication more secure, but easier on users for management purposes. A lot more complexities might confuse many users. As of now, this who idea is into experimentation stage with Google working on a pilot programme with USB cards called Yubikeys. This will link Google passwords to an actual device instead of be in the form of a text.
But this kind of a password device system has its own downside, like creating a problem when such a key gets left behind or gets stolen. If the computer and internet companies can think of some other secure ways to make password authentication stronger, it will be a better way to deal with the hacking situation. More work should be concentrated on this aspect too.