Monday, July 23, 2012

A password that you don't need to remember!

Remembering password is a pain. So many passwords for so many different systems that we used - email, bank account, computer, online store, online magazine etc. etc. Forget about  the lot of similar size for office related works. And, each password system has its own system to make it complex.

 Cryptography is an interesting & important subject. Most of us have used some form of ciphering techniques even in our school days - passing secret messages amongst friends or playing with cipher texts.

However, it is a pain to remember password! And, since you need to remember the password that means someone can force you to reproduce it and that happens. Obviously, biometric system helps tremendously but from a pure security stand point biometric systems are also not 100% secure.

Now, researchers from Stanford, Northwestern and SRI laying out a new solution that relies on implicit learning, a process by which you absorb new information — but you’re completely unaware that you’ve actually learn anything - something like learning to ride a bike or learning to swim. In short, the system teaches the password to a part of your brain that you cannot physically access — but it is still there in your subconscious, just waiting to be tapped. So, if you don't know your password, you can't tell it to anyone.

Question is how can you use a password that you don't know. Read on ... 

1 comment:

  1. This is all too confusing and complicated, but I do like the idea. Passwords can be hacked or forced out of the person, and biometrics, well, I'd rather not explain the gruesome possibilities. This is something new. A great turn actually if it really does work, that is.