Researchers fine tune picture passwords


Computer scientists from Newcastle University announced last week that they have developed software that lets the user draw pictures as an alternative to remembering strings of letters and numbers.

"Many people find it difficult to remember a password so choose words that are easy to remember and therefore more susceptible to hackers," said Jeff Yan, a lecturer at Newcastle University.

Yan, with Phd student Paul Dunphy, took as their starting point the Draw a Secret Scheme (DAS), initially developed by researchers from New York University, Bell Labs and AT&\1T Labs. The scheme focused on the design and analysis of graphical passwords. Researchers fine-tune picture passwords - ZDNet UK

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