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Windows 7: Brainwaves as passwords; secure and near reality


21 Nov 2012   #1
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Brainwaves as passwords; secure and near reality

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It sounds futuristic, but the technology to do so could be here as early as June 2013. And forgetting a password could become a thing of the past.

Interaxon, which develops thought-controlled computing, is releasing a headband sensor device this summer designed to bring brainwaves into computing.

While there is not currently an authentication application that works with Interaxonís Muse headband, company CEO Ariel Garten says such an app is reasonable and possible and the company has a software developerís kit (SDK) for anyone who wants to do it.

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Brainwaves as passwords; secure and near reality | ZDNet

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21 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Wow..... imagine that ......
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21 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If your brain can't remember your password how can waves put out by your brain that can't remember work. If you are thinking " pretty girl " your brain puts out a signal that translates to " pretty girl " but if you can't remember "pretty girl " then you don't get a signal that translates to " pretty girl ".
What I'am I missing. I forgot.
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21 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Next they will amend the Constitution. If you are not a natural born citizen, under 35 years of age, haven't been a resident of the US for at least 14 years, or your brainwave registers activity on this device, you may not hold the Office of President of the United States of America.


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21 Nov 2012   #5

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Same level of fail of fingerprint scanners. Let's turn something anyone can read with a modicum of tools into a password! Because it's going to be very secure! Yay!

Also Ladyback Bear has two valid points. This is more properly a bioelectric field detector, as brain waves depend heavily on activity (they are basically the CPU graph in Task Manager, how the heck you can use that to tell what CPU is installed I ask?). And that quite a few politicians will fail a brain activity test.

Although brainwave-controlled machines could be pretty cool.
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21 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
That won't happen MilesAhead Washington D.C. has lots of politicians without brain waves. What would the incumbents do to get elected again.
Somehow you reversed my intention. Having brainwaves disqualifies you from holding the office.

The incumbents do what they always do to get re-elected. Take money from the treasury and give it to cronies. It's a no-brainer.
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23 Nov 2012   #7

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

What I'm curious about is how is this going to work out after a few drinks....is that going to change your brainwaves enough that it won't recognize you? Just a thought....

What if you have have multiple personalities? Is it going to be "Sorry, but Max is charge of the head right now, as soon as Alan gets back we can log in...."
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24 Nov 2012   #8

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

^ in both cases, it's a feature, not a bug.
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30 Nov 2012   #9

Window 7 ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
What if you have have multiple personalities? Is it going to be "Sorry, but Max is charge of the head right now, as soon as Alan gets back we can log in...."
"You create one user profile for gollum and another for smegol. Either way your password is precious."

Interesting! don't forget Epilepsy and turrets.
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