passwords

You Might Want To Change Your Phone Lock Screen Pattern…

We’ve heard warnings about passwords like 123456, but people choose similar phone lock screen patterns. Here’s how to improve your security. New research has shown that people gravitate towards simple patterns, which are easy to guess, when it comes to Android smartphone lock screens – which offer an alternative form of security to traditional passwords. Predictable A study of 3,400 user-selected patterns by researcher Marte Løge, a graduate of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, has revealed that 44 percent…

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Secure Your ‘Password’ – By Eating It!

No more annoying passwords to remember! Capsules could be swallowed and beam out unique data from inside your body to access online services. These capsules could detect, for example glucose levels, and send out information in an encrypted format to prevent hacking. The batteries of such devices could be powered by stomach acid! Other options include embedding think silicon chips into the skin, which would measure the heart’s unique electrical activity and transmit the information. The ideas have been publicised by PayPal’s global…

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Is the “selfie” the solution to password hacking?

Fed up of trying to remember different passwords when accessing your phone, online accounts and worried about them being hacked or stolen? Could the security solution for all of us ultimately lie with the “selfie”? As most of us know, a selfie is a photo that we take of ourselves. It’s much beloved by teenagers and celebrities. But a number of experts now think it could hold the key to improving security online. Strictly speaking, they are talking about biometrics…

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