Logging In With a Touch or a Phrase (Anything but a Password)
- SOMINI SENGUPTA for nytimes.com December 23rd, 2011
- Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/24/technology/logging-in-with-a-touch-or-a-phrase-anything-but-a-password.html
Passwords are a pain to remember. What if a quick wiggle of five fingers on a screen could log you in instead? Or speaking a simple phrase?Neither idea is far-fetched. Computer scientists in Brooklyn are training their iPads to recognize their owners by the touch of their fingers as they make a caressing gesture.“If you ask me what is the biggest nuisance today, I would say it’s the 40 different passwords I have to create and change,” said Nasir Memon, a computer science professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn who is leading the iPad project.