Cutting edge new tech from songs to fingerprint sensing are on their way to their devices.
Among the various barriers that have stood in the way of areas such as m-commerce and payments, has been mobile security, and in an effort to help to provide consumers with a greater sense of confidence, some of the leading tech giants are working on some cutting edge new ways to provide that.
Google, for example, is working on an app that allows typed passwords to be replaced with a user’s unique song.
This mobile security app functions by setting a smartphone next to a tablet or laptop that plays a uniquely generated sound through the device’s speakers. The human ear may or may not be able to hear the unique “song”, but it can be picked up by the smartphone’s microphone. This could, in theory, allow Google to change the way that we think about passwords. The application, itself, was created by Or Zelig, Eran Galili, and ori Kabeli, of Israel. They claim that they created it as “security measures had become overly complicated and annoying.”
At the same time, mobile security news has “confirmed” that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will include a fingerprint sensor.
As the unveiling of the new Galaxy S5 from Samsung is expected next week, rumors are flying, and Sammobile has issued a report that claims that it has “confirmed” that the device will be equipped with a new fingerprint reading technology that will be built into the home button of the smartphone.
The report indicated that the fingerprint sensor feature operates when the finger is used to vertically swipe the pad while it is held flat and the swiping is done at a medium speed. Previous rumors had suggested that the entire screen on the Galaxy S5 would be the equivalent to a single large fingerprint reader. However, this new release indicates that it will be built into the home button in a way that is more comparable to the iPhone S5 from Apple.
Clearly, mobile security is becoming one of the top features that help to expand the appeal of the latest devices. Consumers are starting to feel the need to make their gadgets harder to access by the wrong people, particularly as they are conducting a larger number of sensitive tasks with them.
About Julie Campbell: With a solid background in writing and translation Julie has built her career on digging up fascinating and hard-hitting news stories. For over a decade, she has focused on the impact of technology on the world of commerce and has taken a specific interest in emerging mobile channels.
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