Authentication on mobile devices isn’t easy. Extra hardware or lengthy passwords adds friction to the authentication process and nobody wants to do that. Researchers at Rutgers University found that free form shapes drawn with fingers on the touchscreen are more secure than standard pass codes, and they’re surprisingly easy to remember. Regarding ID’s Gina Jordan spoke with Janne Lindqvist, an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers, about the squiggly passwords and their effectiveness.
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