Maps as Passwords

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A computer scientist by the name of Bill Cheswick has created map based passwords that could be more secure than traditional typed in passwords.

Speaking at the New York Institute of Technology Cyber Security Conference this past Wednesday, Cheswick described how users could memorize the exact spot on a satellite photo, with the longitude and latitude serving as the access code. By zooming down through the map to the high level of resolution, users can graphically produce a nearly unbreakable password that neither people nor viruses could track

Read more: Future online password could be a map – MSNBC (via Geographic Travels)


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