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Google wants to replace your passwords with jewellery

Replacing all your passwords with one small chip in a ring? Don’t lose it.

Image: Ring on finger pic via Shutterstock

WITH DIGITAL SECURITY only becoming more important, it’s no surprise that Google has a novel idea up its sleeve – rings!

MIT Technology Review has an in-depth look at how the company wants to use a ring to replace all your passwords for internet services.

As a proof of concept, the company is currently experimenting with a USB key that “performs a cryptographic transaction with an online service to prove the key’s validity when it’s plugged into a computer”.

The next step would be to condense this into a ring that can carry out the same function wirelessly. Pretty cool as long as you don’t lose it.

- Dylan Love

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