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Posts posted by Neskia

  1. Im glad im not the only one that thought about cardiac dysrhythmia. 


    But since it apparantly works by determining the size of your heart through your heartbeat. And the only way a wearable device can tell that is by heartrate and the strenght of your pulse. (Unless it's extremely advanced)

    Then if your heart weakens or your blood pressure drops i'd think that would still throw the machine off enough to deny you access to your machine...

    The Nymi is a wearable device that measures your heartbeat and uses it as a unique biometric to identify you. You put it on once a day, touch it with your opposite hand for a few seconds, it measures your heartbeats, it confirms that you – the rightful owner are wearing it, and then it’s able to communicate that identity to whatever system or service you use.


    So basically it's re-reading your heart each day, its kinda like its changing your password everyday.

  2. this... I wonder how an arrhythmia will affect this since I actually have a heart arrhythmia.


    An arrhythmia (ah-RITH-me-ah) is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm.



    tl;dr Your heartrate isn't what determines your password. It's the heartbeat that determines "the size and shape of your heart and the orientation of your valves, your physiology. It doesn’t change unless you have a major cardiac event like a heart attack."

  3. I doubt this would ever work, people can speed up or slow down their heart beat, it isn't unique to an individual like a thumb print



    This is dumb.


    Your heartbeat isn't always beating at the same rate, depending on circumstances it could beat faster or slower. I'll stick to easy to remember passwords for my main stuff and pass phrases for things that need to be more secure.


    Time that you guys actually read the article presented, because it's clear you didn't.




    Yury: I didn’t realize that people’s heartbeats are different. Is the heartbeat really a reliable biometric?

    D’Souza: Yes, it is! Everybody’s got a unique heartbeat. It’s based on the size and shape of your heart and the orientation of your valves, your physiology. It doesn’t change unless you have a major cardiac event like a heart attack.

    Yury: What about when you’re nervous and your heart rate goes up? Will it still work?

    D’Souza: Your heart can beat faster but electrically your beats look the same. So, whether it beats faster or slower, it doesn’t really matter. It’s really about the shape of the waves, and what that signal looks like when it comes off your heart.

    Yury: Fascinating. So, in your panel earlier, you said that as far as biometrics go, the heartbeat is not quite as good as fingerprints. Can you talk about why we need something like the Nymi if that is true?

    D’Souza: There’s a spectrum of biometrics. So if you think about the uniqueness of different biometrics, retinae are the most unique. Fingerprints are probably next and then ECGs. ECG metrics are not as developed as they are with fingerprints, although we’re approaching fingerprint uniqueness, and we’ll probably exceed those metrics in the next few years. However, ECG metrics are already far above things like voice recognition.

    The real unique part of what we’re doing with the idea of putting biometrics into a wearable device is this concept of persistent identity. Even with the iPhone with its fingerprint reader, every time I want to access my phone, every time I want to access an application that’s enabled by the touch ID, I have to put my fingerprint down. Whereas with the Nymi, you put it on once and until you take it off you’re still authenticated. And that’s the big difference. We just have to make one match, we can tune the system to be very secure during that one matching process, and then you don’t need to think about it.


    tl;dr Your heartrate isn't what determines your password. It's the heartbeat that determines "the size and shape of your heart and the orientation of your valves, your physiology. It doesn’t change unless you have a major cardiac event like a heart attack."

  4. http://innovationinsights.wired.com/insights/2014/06/heartbeat-may-soon-password/


    The Nymi is a small, wearable device that uses electrocardiogram (ECG) to authenticate user identity. In effect, the Nymi turns a person’s own heartbeat into a unique key that can be used to unlock any conceivable device. 

    Glazed, a conference on the business of wearable technology organized by Wearable World, attracts pioneers and luminaries in the wearable tech ecosystem. Wearable tech is currently lauded for its consumer applications, particularly in the realm of health and fitness tracking. But there is a whole other world of wearable tech applications that have profound implications for enterprise. For example, data security is a heavy burden for business. That is particularly true in today’s increasingly mobile, distributed workforce. As the recent Heartbleed debacle pointed out, password technology is deeply fallible. How can companies simultaneously keep their data safe and allow their employees anytime anywhere access to key systems and information?


    I think this is a step in the right direction for tougher security. Truly puts that 'unique' aspect to your password. I'm going to be attending UofT in the fall and was excited when I saw this. 


    What do you guys think is the best way to advance security?

  5. Jan Koum, the founder of messaging giant WhatsApp, has defended his company’s commitment to user privacy in the wake of a $19 billion acquisition by Facebook and “inaccurate and careless information” that Koum says has circulated as a result.

    “Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA, and we built WhatsApp around the goal of knowing as little about you as possible,” Koum said in a post published Monday on WhatsApp’s blog titled “Setting the record straight.”

    Facebook said on Feb. 19 that it was buying WhatsApp, the world’s largest messaging service with approximately 480 million active users, for $19 billion in cash and equity.



    People join WhatsApp’s network by giving their cell phone numbers, but Koum said they don’t give the service their name, email address or any other identifying information like GPS. “None of that data has ever been collected and stored by WhatsApp, and we really have no plans to change that.”



    Koum, who is now worth $6.8 billion after selling his messaging app to Facebook, said his commitment to privacy was personal. He said Monday that his family immigrated from Ukraine to the U.S. when he was 16, in part because of the fear of being spied on by the KGB: “One of my strongest memories from that time is a phrase I’d frequently hear when my mother was talking on the phone: ‘This is not a phone conversation; I’ll tell you in person.’”


    Way to stick to your beliefs man, good on ya Jan. I think it's great to see smaller developers not giving in to facebook such as Instagram did, what do you think?


    Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2014/03/17/whatsapp-founder-defends-his-commitment-to-privacy-after-19-facebook-deal/

  6. i just joined today

    i thought that it will be complicated but its not,so i added LTT team number 223518 and i will have it running overnight and see what's up

    but for some reason i don't appears in the member list is it because i just joined and most my thing are 0?




     i will definitely get that award after i figure out how to get it  :D


    Welcome :D