Intel out to replace passwords with the wave of hand

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HandWaveA new technology is taking shape inside the lab of Intel which can identify a person’s identity with the wave of a hand.

“A biometric sensor in a laptop or tablet computer scans the unique pattern of veins in a person’s palm to verify their identity”, the London based daily Telegraph has reported.

If the Intel’s technology fructifies,it can turn the many passwords most people use for websites into a nullity.

Sridhar Iyenger,Director of Research at Intel Lab is reported to have said that the rules related with passwords become complex as they differ from one website to another.”There is a way out of it, and biometrics is an option,” Iyengar is quoted having said while delivering a speech last week at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.

“The technology would require new biometric sensors to be built into computers. An accelerometer could be used to monitor when someone put the gadget down and automatically lock it to prevent unauthorised access.”

Iyengar added that the palm scanning technology worked much better than the finger-print scanners used on some laptops today.

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