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Beyond Passwords: New Tools to Identify Humans


Nymi wristband authenticating identity

Nymi, a wristband developed by cryptographers in Toronto, contains a voltmeter to authenticate identity based on heartbeat.

As everything around us becomes connected to the Internet, from cars to thermometers to the stuff inside our mobile phones, technologists are confronting a tough new challenge: How does a machine verify the identity of a human being?

From The New York Times
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