Thoughts as Passwords

In Berkeley forschen sie grade an einem Passwort-Ersatz durch Brainwaves, die ultimative Biometrie – neurometrische Security, sozusagen.

The team conducted a series of experiments to determine whether the single EEG channel provided high enough signal quality for accurate authentication. For authentication, the computer needs to be able to accurately and consistently distinguish your brainwave patterns from someone else's. By selecting customized tasks for each user and then customizing each user's authentication thresholds, the team was able to reduce error rates to below 1%, comparable to the accuracy of more invasive multi-channel EEG signals.

Phys.org: Forget your password: The future is 'passthoughts' (via AnimalNY)
UC Berkeley School of Information: NEW RESEARCH: COMPUTERS THAT CAN IDENTIFY YOU BY YOUR THOUGHTS