Google working on `data-encrypted ring` to help users access online accounts

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 11:21

New York: Internet search giant Google is working on a data-encrypted ring that would replace passwords as a new, innovative and hacker-resistant way for users to access their online accounts.

Google`s wearable tech ring could be used to log in to a computer or online account.

The ring is also viewed as a fashionable solution to an array of other problems related to traditionally typed passwords, including forgetfulness while keeping track of dozens of passwords to carry out simple web tasks like checking email or bank statements.

According to the New York Daily News, the device was first outlined in a January research paper written by Eric Grosse, a Google security executive and Mayank Upadhyay, an engineer for the company.

The ring, which is reportedly under testing, resembles a small credential-equipped USB key that users could plug into a computer to access their personal accounts and files.

Only instead of having it hang from a keychain or sit in the bottom of a backpack, it would be worn on the ring finger, the report said.


First Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 11:21
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