Biometric passwords – coming to your touch screen soon

Biometric passwords – coming to your touch screen soon

Posted on January 5th, 2012 by admin

Biometric passwords

Regular alpha-numeric passwords are cumbersome and prone to hackers who have the compute capacity to brute force multiple login attempts.

New technology is coming closer to prime time that could be as secure and unique as fingerprints.

A computer science professor at New York University has developed recognition software that can identify the unique gestures a user makes and use that as a password.

Apparently our gestures, just like our fingerprints, are unique to each of us. So if you make a circular motion or pinching motion on a screen it can be captured and later recognized as yours – very cool!

Hopefully we will soon have intuitive, very secure, login verifications that does not require us to remember dozens of obscure text strings that need to be changed every 90 days.

Watch the video of professor Memon and read the full article at “The New York Times”:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/24/technology/logging-in-with-a-touch-or-a-phrase-anything-but-a-password.html?_r=1