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Former DARPA Head Proposes Pills and Tattoos to Replace Passwords
ThreatPost ^ | May 31, 2013, 12:09PM | Brian Donohue

Posted on 05/31/2013 1:56:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Motorola’s Regina Dugan suggested at the Wall Street Journal’s D11 conference that pills and tattoos could replace passwords as the radical solutions to the perennial authentication problem. …

University of Illinois researcher Dr. John Rogers developed an electronic tattoo that was later produced by a company called MC 10. Motorola plans on working with them to advance a tattoo that could be used for authentication. …

Dugan described her next method of authentication as “vitamin authentication” before pulling a pill out of her pocket and explaining that the pill had a small chip inside of it. The chip contains a switch. … When swallowed, she explains, the acids in your stomach serve as the electrolyte and they power up the switch, which turns on and off. The switch creates an 18-bit ECG-like signal and essentially your entire body becomes the authentication mechanism. This would give users the ability to authenticate by touch. …

(Excerpt) Read more at threatpost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Science
KEYWORDS: authentication; biometric; etattoos; passwords

1 posted on 05/31/2013 1:56:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The tattoos can be a variation of the numbers 666.


2 posted on 05/31/2013 1:59:42 PM PDT by BushCountry (What does it matter now!!)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends; everyone

IT'S TIME....MUSICMAN HAS MADE HIS CALL!



527 posted on 05/31/2013 11:55:08 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")


3 posted on 05/31/2013 2:01:51 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Olog-hai

18 Bit?

hey, I know a lot about computers and that doesn’t make any sense.

Unless!

6+6+6=18 !!!


4 posted on 05/31/2013 2:03:44 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Olog-hai

I’ll keep the old fashioned password, thanks.


5 posted on 05/31/2013 2:09:48 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: onyx

Oh just give me a break!

Before I left the Contractor Biz the ‘running joke’ in the office was that they were going to get us chairs with USB connectors so that if we left the chair the P.C. would lock up. The other ‘joke’ was the ankle manacles.

Seriously people, these people have gone around the bend in their quest for control over people.


6 posted on 05/31/2013 2:11:46 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Olog-hai

Miss Dugan is apparently unfamiliar with the phenomenon of a woman forgetting to take her pill...


7 posted on 05/31/2013 2:15:13 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: The Working Man

You’re so right.

I can’t understand half the stuff I read about almost everyday.

They’re quest for control is insatiable.


8 posted on 05/31/2013 2:19:11 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: The Working Man

You’re so right.

I can’t understand half the stuff I read about almost everyday.

Their quest for control is insatiable.


9 posted on 05/31/2013 2:19:22 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Olog-hai

I just use PASSWORD. Who would figure that out?


10 posted on 05/31/2013 2:25:57 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Olog-hai

Does this mean I’ll need to replace my tattoos every 90 days?


11 posted on 05/31/2013 4:14:51 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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