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Squiggly Lines Secure Smartphones

Researchers studied the practicality of using free-form gestures for access authentication on smart phones and tablets. Image courtesy of Michael Sherman, Gradeigh Clark, Yulong Yang, Shridatt Sugrim, Arttu Modig, Janne Lindqvist, Antti Oulasvirta, and Teemu Roos; Rutgers University, Max-Planck Institute for Informatics and University of Helsinki.

To protect your financial and personal data, most mobiles come with PIN-based security, biometrics or number grids that require you to retrace a particular pattern to access your device. But is that good enough in crowded places full of spying eyes? Not necessarily, according to a team of researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey, [...]

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Password advice from the father of the firewall

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As more and more personal business is conducted online, passwords (make that dozens of passwords) have become a necessary evil of daily life. We all know the rules for coming up with good passwords, or at the very least we hopefully know there are rules—choose an alphanumeric combination, don’t write it down, don’t use it [...]

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