[NetBehaviour] Handwritten Passwords.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Jul 6 12:08:38 CEST 2007
Analyzing script could ease the strain on people's memories.
A new online authentication system called Dynahand could make logging in
to websites a little easier. With Dynahand, users simply identify their
own handwriting, instead of entering a cryptic password or buying a
biometric device to scan their fingerprints.
Passwords can be secure when used properly, but many people don't use
them well. Creating weak passwords that are easy to hack, using the same
passwords for multiple accounts, writing down passwords on slips of
paper--these bad habits undermine security. University of Glasgow
computer scientist Karen Renaud, who worked on Dynahand, says that
people can't be blamed for this carelessness. "I don't even know how
many passwords I have," she says. "It's ridiculous ... I think people
who design websites are totally unrealistic with the load they put on
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