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Five Biometric Replacements for Your Password


Good news . . . soon you won't have to remember your passwords anymore.  Companies have been looking at biometrics to verify your identity instead . . . like the iPhone fingerprint feature.  
 
Here's a list of five things that could replace your passwords someday . . .
 
1.  Your heartbeat.  Everyone's is unique.  And a company is developing a wristband that can recognize yours to verify your identity on any WiFi device.  So your computer would only turn on for you, and your front door would unlock as you walked up.
 
2.  The shape of your ear.  A smartphone touchscreen could scan your ear and recognize you, just like a fingerprint sensor.  But unlike fingerprints that can fade over time or change because of injuries, your ears don't change too much as you get old.
 
3.  Your gait.  The way you walk is unique too.  A computer can analyze your speed, balance, and rhythm to figure out who you are.  And a mobile device is always on you, so you don't have to stop and verify your identity before you use it.
 
4.  Your typing style.  There are ways to identify people by analyzing their typing style.  So a computer could require you to type a certain phrase before it unlocks.  That's a lot like a password, but at least you don't have to remember anything.
 
5.  Your face.  Samsung's new Galaxy already has facial recognition software.  It's not very good yet, but someday you might be able to unlock your phone just by holding it up in front of you.  (CNN.com) 
 

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