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New Phone Security: Your Walk Is Your Password

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Oct 13, 2005, 12:55 PM   by (staff)

Finnish researchers have developed a new method for securing mobile phones and other objects normally carried around, in case of theft. Sensors in the phone record a "gaitcode," a pattern that represents how you walk, and then compare that pattern to current or most recent strides. If the phone is stolen (or borrowed) and sensors notice a change in gait, the phone is secured and requires a PIN or voice match to unlock it again. The developers say the gaitcode is reliable in 90% of cases. Phone theft is a common problem in Europe, 300,000 are stolen each year in Great Britain alone.

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maokh

Oct 13, 2005, 1:36 PM

Immediate access to your phone 9/10th of the time!

What a novel idea!

Just don't expect to be able to call for help if you injure your leg! Or perhaps try to make a call while driving on a bumpy road!
its still a much better ratio than you get with a Nokia 6682 Laughing
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Exactly... how many times will this become a problem compared to how many times it will be used for the right reason. What a stupid, unecessary idea!! Mad
maokh said:
What a novel idea!

Just don't expect to be able to call for help if you injure your leg! Or perhaps try to make a call while driving on a bumpy road!


Or simply run for that bus you're about to miss.....
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