Sunday, October 28, 2007

Picture Passwords to Beat Hackers

Scientists claim to have come up with a way to protect mobile phones and handheld computers, which is a thousand times more secure than text passwords. Researchers at Newcastle University say "graphical passwords" are a safer way to protect data than traditional passwords using words and numbers. Users draw a picture over a background such as a photo, and pen strokes are stored and remembered by the device. Experts claim images are harder than text passwords to copy by fraudsters.

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