`Passthoughts` may soon replace passwords

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 14:35

Washington: Researchers have now created a new device that would replace passwords with `passthoughts` for computer authentication, a report has said.

Researchers at the UC Berkeley School of Information, have formed a 100-dollars headset that wirelessly connects to a computer via Bluetooth.

The device`s sensor rests against the user`s forehead, providing a electroencephalogram (EEG) signal from the brain.

Researchers say the NeuroSky Mindset looks just like any other Bluetooth set and is more user-friendly.

Brainwaves are also unique to each individual, so even if someone knew your passthought, their emitted EEG signals would be different, researchers explained.

The idea of mind-reading is pretty convenient, but if the devices aren`t accessible people will refuse to use it no matter how accurate the system, researchers added.


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First Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 14:35

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