Picture Passwords to Beat Hackers

Picture passwordScientists 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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Jason said…
A picture is nothing but numbers to programmers (hackers). There would be little difference in hacking a picture as opposed to a string of characters.
Spluch said…
Well, I suppose you are right. Hackers are always one step ahead... The hacking of the iPhone is a good example.