Your Body Could Be The Most Secure Password

Your Body Could Be The Most Secure Password
Technology

New technologies are being developed to let people seamlessly unlock and control the devices around them using their biometric signals

Ido Lechner, Home Editor
  • 19 october 2016

A new technique under development at the University of Washington looks to use the body as a medium for data transmission. According to the small team of electrical engineers behind the research, the body is a more secure path to send signals than Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and can be used for discrete tasks such as opening a smart lock to get into your home. By using your phone’s fingerprint sensor in one hand and holding the knob in the other, low-frequency signals pass through your body and enable the door to identify that you live there.

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