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+ - Graffiti as password: secure and memorable

Al writes: From ars technica: A group from Newcastle University has released work that significantly improves the Draw-A-Secret method of creating passwords. The basic concept behind Draw-a-Secret is that humans excel at image recognition and memory, so "passwords" should be designed to leverage that ability. The people behind the new work have refined the technique by parsing the shapes with a flexible grid and using existing images as a background to reinforce memory of the password.

Imagine having your password be a graffiti-laden alteration of your favorite politicians campaign photo...

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