New Alternatives to Remembering Passwords: A Pill and a Tattoo

by Dr. Simi Paknikar on  June 25, 2013 at 5:00 PM Health In Focus
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A pill and a tattoo are being developed that could do away with the need of remembering passwords. A lot of people will no doubt be interested in this scientific development. However, the not-so-good news is that it will take some time before it is available in the market.
New Alternatives to Remembering Passwords: A Pill and a Tattoo
New Alternatives to Remembering Passwords: A Pill and a Tattoo

So how can these devices be linked to computers and smartphones that need passwords? The electronic tattoo is like a sticker that sticks on your skin for around a week. It contains antennae and sensors that serve as an authentication tool for your electronic devices.

Similarly, the pill contains a chip that is activated in the acidic environment of the stomach. Once it is activated, it sends out an 18-bit authentication signal that makes you an authentication token. Your smartphone or other device will recognize the signal, thus removing the need for a password.

The pill has to be taken every day to maintain the effect, which could be a slight disadvantage. You may forget your password, but you will have to remember to take the pill!

These devices will take some time before they are available for use; however, they appear to be a promising benefit with the more frequent use of digital technology that is coupled with the painful process of remembering passwords!

Source: Medindia

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