Biometric security is a wonderful notion; it requires no creativity, no tedious memorization, and no password updates. It’s difficult to crack, since theoretically, it requires a body part that’s always on hand, and can’t be readily broken into opening to others. There are several forms of biometric security on hand already, and Samsung’s looking to up that number by one thanks to a new system: your circulatory system. More specifically, Samsung’s new system—as noticed in a new patent—involves a sensor worn on the wrist that could “read” the pattern of a user’s veins. It could also, potentially, be used to verify a user’s pulse, since pulses are generally unique to individuals. Your heartbeat pattern, essentially, would be your password, and the only way you could forget your password would be to be actively dead. Reports suggest the device could be part of a smartwatch, but not necessarily. Such a system could be used for more than just security on a device; it could be part of a mobile payment’s security system, as part of a complete security mechanism—even down to the door locks on a house, apartment, or car—and more beyond that. This is a notion that not only has plenty of possible use cases, but also a terrific value proposition behind it. A system that’s powerful enough to literally recognize you by your vein patterns wouldn’t likely easily open to anyone else. Trying to fake a vein pattern would likely be difficult for most any hacker, so it would offer very solid security, and would be easy to use besides. One of the biggest problems with passwords is that they often work contrary to how they should; those who shouldn’t be let in are let in thanks to brute force guessing, and those who should be let in aren’t because a password was forgotten or misspelled at the crucial moment. While it’s too early to tell just how well such a system would work—everyone thought Face Unlock was a great idea too until it was beaten with photographs—the idea is exciting, and if the kinks can be worked out of it, it might be the new security standard.
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