Open Sesame: The Art of Passwords

by Rael Dornfest

Related link: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/27/technology/circuits/27PBOX.html



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.