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IDG Contributor Network: Passwords will be wirelessly transmitted through bodies

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    Low-frequency transmissions created by off-the-shelf biometric devices, such as fingerprint sensors, can be diverted through the body and can securely transmit password-like authentication.

    The off-the-shelf biometric sensors, such as touchpads, are “re-purposed to send out information,” says Shyam Gollakota, University of Washington assistant professor of computer science and engineering and senior author on the research paper, in a University of Washington article. The secret passphrases and such are confined to the human body, so they can’t be eavesdropped on.

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