Video: Google's Plan to Kill the Password with a 'Trust Score'


No more using "123456" as a password.

As much as people are advised otherwise, most tech users choose passwords that are not up to par. Google is hoping to end the password problem on its Android operating system by getting rid of passwords and instead implementing a "trust score."

That trust score system would use several factors to determine that it's really you attempting to access your phone. These factors include biometrics like face and voice recognition, as well as identifying how you type and swipe on the phone screen. 

Testing of the trust score system is ongoing, but might be released to developers by the end of 2016. In the meantime, though, strengthen your passwords.

To learn more, check out the video below from CNET