by Dr. Simi Paknikar on  June 25, 2013 at 5:00 PM Health In Focus
New Alternatives to Remembering Passwords: A Pill and a Tattoo
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.

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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