October 25th, 2014

Your Thoughts Are Your Password

There is an intersting article on Wired.com about using your brain waves as a new biometric identification system. Researchers in Canada are exploring the ways to uniquely identify you based on the brain-wave signatures generated by your thoughts. This is an interesting idea, but it is possibly flawed because the way we think about things can very easily change (think positive, always think positive) thus resulting in a different brain-wave signature. Now some of the more interesting uses for this technology would be to prevent employers who are pissed off from ever logging in to the workstation (angry signature) or may be to allow logins as root only when your brain signature shows full alertness (tired sysadmin signature). Either way, this technology is extremely exciting, but I will stick to my good ole’ typed passwords for now.

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