Open Sesame: The Art of Passwords

by Rael Dornfest

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Deja Vu, a UC Berkeley project, hopes to bring a little art (albeit computer-generated abstract art) to our ATM visits and computer logins. Rather than hard-to-remember passwords consisting of strings of letters and numbers, the researchers employ our innate ability to recognize images we've seen before. /. has some discussion of the security ramifications.