Goodbye, passwords: Signing in using sound



The buzz around data-over-sound technology has intensified as of late, with many now coming to realise the vast opportunities it holds for people and businesses alike, due to its ability to enable one-tap communication with nearby devices. 

We’re all familiar with the everyday frustration of entering Wi-Fi passwords: typing a cryptic jumble of alphanumeric characters on an undersized screen, often to be greeted with a dispiriting “Incorrect Password” dialogue. Even simple things like logging onto Facebook, Twitter or online banking require a myriad of text codes that you’ll inevitably enter incorrectly.

But there’s good news: you can now connect to a Wi-Fi network, unlock a smart locker, or configure a new IoT device using nothing but sound.

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