How to log on to INFINITY…
Having trouble keeping track of all the passwords that rule your online life?
Fear not: the future has the solution. And it’s in your hands.
A new prototype, revealed at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, uses a biometric sensor to recognise the unique patterns of veins on a person’s palm.
The technology was demonstrated by Intel Labs’ director of security research Sridhar Iyengar, who waved his hand in front of a tablet, without touching it.
The device recognises your individual palm and can verify your identity for all the websites you need to use. Hopefully it can read your fortune at the same time.
Due to the complexity of vein patterns, the palm-scanning technology has a far higher level of authentication than fingerprint scanning.
And because it relies on your blood flow, it even thwarts cybercriminals who are planning on collecting a stack of fleshy passwords. (Let’s just hope somebody lets them know in advance.)
With hand-held items like tablets, accelerometers could detect when a user puts it down and log you off.
Just make sure you don’t use your iPad-holding hand for verification, or things could get very awkward very quickly.
Does hand-motion security sound like a glorious memory-free future, or a barbaric world of black market hand-chopping? Speak out below!