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.
Posted by Panis