Brain Waves Will Replace Passwords

June 16, 2015

 According to researchers, with small adjustments to their current #hardware, #computers can recognise their users' brain waves, which would act as the safest #password ever!


The #research conducted at Binghampton University shows how the PC can be 'taught' to identify the user, based on the way his brain waves reacts to certain words. Will this new #technology mean the end of passwords as we know them? Most likely, yes.


Acronyms like FBI or DVD were used to test 45 volunteers. By monitoring their brain reactions to each set of letters, researchers found out that each individual reacted in a unique way; therefore, the computer can be programmed to reliably identify the individual patterns (with initial tests showing already a 94% efficiency).


Today, technology stores so much of our personal #information that a good use of passwords is mandatory if we don't want it to be stolen. Creating unique strong passwords and using them frequently is a daily chore for most of us. Thankfully, several researchers and the technology industry itself are trying to find new ways to effective and #securely replace written passwords. The use of brain waves is in my opinion simply #brilliant, and I hope the #industry abandons the 'finger not recognised' fingerprint scan for good and #embraces this #idea instead.




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