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Forget fingerprints and eye scans, your next password could be your brain
When it comes to high-tech passwords, there are fingerprint scanners for computers and facial recognition programs for closed-circuit cameras, and retinal scans are a mainstay of the movies. Now researchers are looking beyond those technologies to using brain scans and heartbeats to identify people in ways that can’t be faked. “There will come a time when a lot of current input devices won’t be necessary,” says Dr Ken Revette, a professor of computer science at the British University in Egypt. Revette recently founded the International Journal of Cognitive Biometrics to feature research in the developing field of high-tech identification systems. If people are going to have Minority Report computers, then something beyond a keyboard for a password will be needed. (via Your brain could become your password › News in Science (ABC Science))

Forget fingerprints and eye scans, your next password could be your brain

When it comes to high-tech passwords, there are fingerprint scanners for computers and facial recognition programs for closed-circuit cameras, and retinal scans are a mainstay of the movies. Now researchers are looking beyond those technologies to using brain scans and heartbeats to identify people in ways that can’t be faked. “There will come a time when a lot of current input devices won’t be necessary,” says Dr Ken Revette, a professor of computer science at the British University in Egypt. Revette recently founded the International Journal of Cognitive Biometrics to feature research in the developing field of high-tech identification systems. If people are going to have Minority Report computers, then something beyond a keyboard for a password will be needed. (via Your brain could become your password › News in Science (ABC Science))