- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

PayPal sees a future where there is no need to memorize passwords because each individual will be a password — with the help of injectable and ingestible devices.

Jonathan LeBlanc, PayPal’s global head of developer evangelism, has seen such pioneering technology reach a point where “true integration with the human body” is possible.

Mr. LeBlanc told The Wall Street Journal April 17 that current methods of security involving a person’s fingerprint are “antiquated” and that newer methods will “put users in charge of their own security.”

The devices that PayPal is working on would open the door to brain implants, capsules that can detect changes in glucose levels, chips that embed into the skin and sensors that monitor changes in stomach acid.

“As long as passwords remain the standard methods for identifying your users on the Web, people will still continue to use ‘letmein’ or ‘password123’ for their secure login, and will continue to be shocked when their accounts become compromised,” said Mr LeBlanc, The Telegraph reported Monday.

Mr. LeBlanc added that PayPal is “always innovating to make life easier and payments safer for our customers, no matter what device or operating system they are using,” the newspaper reported.


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