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Your Heartbeat May Soon Be Your Only Password

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when ever u chose a physical thing and introduce it as a password in a electronic device, no matter what is the "thing/key/pattern" that u used, it will go to a sensor then get transformed to digital signal which then u can make million of copies from.

the problem never was and never will be about the "key" its about how u protect no one from reaching it, no matter how simple the key is.

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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."


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So what about people who suffer from heart conditions? They happen to get a heart palpitation or an arrhythmia and they get locked out of their computer. Makes total sense ;) .

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

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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."


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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...


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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.


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So what about people who suffer from heart conditions? They happen to get a heart palpitation or an arrhythmia and they get locked out of their computer. Makes total sense ;) .

We're screwed, back to normal passwords I guess.


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

 

 

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."

What about people who suffer from heart palpitations:

 

Palpitation is an abnormality of heartbeat...


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thats good now you family wont find your kinky porn stash

Takes the fun out of putting it in a place where you think you will know every time, but no one would think to look. I play that game with my d...nevermind.

 

 

I'll be saying no thanks. Call me old style, but if someone really want's your info, these systems will, like passwords still be breachable. So i'll stick with my passwords thanks very much.


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Takes the fun out of putting it in a place where you think you will know every time, but no one would think to look. I play that game with my d...nevermind.

 

 

I'll be saying no thanks. Call me old style, but if someone really want's your info, these systems will, like passwords still be breachable. So i'll stick with my passwords thanks very much.

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Passwords will soon be something like a memory or thought pattern deciphered through your brain's neurotransmitters


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