The sound of your skull could soon replace your password.

Biometric security is taking over from the humble password, from the fingerprint sensor you might use to unlock your phone, to advanced iris scanning – and now there’s a new method in the pipeline: the sound of your skull. Scientists in Germany are working on a system that can identify the way your skull vibrates […] [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made


Biometric security is taking over from the humble password, from the fingerprint sensor you might use to unlock your phone, to advanced iris scanning – and now there’s a new method in the pipeline: the sound of your skull.
Scientists in Germany are working on a system that can identify the way your skull vibrates in reaction to an ultrasonic signal, because it could be just as unique as your fingerprint.
Of course, to measure skull vibrations you’re going to need some kind of headset or accessory, and the researchers are currently working with a Google Glass-style device to log you in.
The idea is that these biological markers are much harder to fake, whereas if someone steals your password, you’re pretty much out of luck.
“If recorded with a microphone, the changes in the audio signal reflect the specific characteristics of the user’s head,” the researchers report in the Journal of the ACM.

Opinion… * Man-Made


Biometric security is taking over from the humble password, from the fingerprint sensor you use to unlock your phone, to advanced face or iris scanning. And now there’s a new method in the pipeline: the sound of your skull. #Security #Biometrics #Trend