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UC Berkeley Unit Replaces Passwords with Passthoughts

University of California Berkeley School of Information researchers have developed a new form of user authentication that relies on brainwaves. Employing biosensor technology and a $100 wireless headset, they created a system that utilizes an individual’s unique EEG signals for computer authentication. The NeuroSky Mindset works by having a user perform a mental task they would not object to completing daily to log in, such as counting objects of a specific color or imagining singing a song. The researchers found that even simple actions—such as focusing on breathing or on a thought for ten seconds—resulted in successful authentication. The work was presented during the recent 2013 Workshop on Usable Security at the 17th International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security in Okinawa, Japan. (Mashable)(NBC News)(UC Berkeley School of Information)
 

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