Google's five-year plan for authentication: It's complicated

Google's draft of its next five-year plan for login authentication tries to stay at least on par with criminal hackers, but recognises that strong security requires industry collaboration.

The draft, which was released in May for IT and security pros,explores where Google might head following its first five-year plan issued in 2008.

Over the last five years, the security landscape has changed dramatically with the broad adoption of smartphones, the rise in hijackings of website accounts and the evolution in hacking techniques and tools that require innovation in defences.

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