Virtual and Augmented Reality

Why brain passwords could be the future of cybersecurity

A brain password is a digital reading of your brain activity as you look at a series of images. Image: REUTERS/Lehtikuva Lehtikuva

Wenyao Xu
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A range of visual stimuli generates the best brain password.
Image: Wenyao Xu, et al.,CC BY-ND
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Three electrodes high on the back of a user’s head are enough to detect a brain password.
Image: Wenyao Xu et al.,CC BY-ND
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