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A Canadian security firm that developed a device which uses the rhythm of a person's heartbeat as a biometric identifier has said that the technology offers a secure alternative to conventional biometrics. The Nymi wristband bracelet, manufactured by Bionym and due to become available next year, bundles a sensor that monitors …

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Anonymous Coward

three words

paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

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Re: three words

...at which point, logging in to tweet your current situation is probably not a very high priority.

Most phones allow emergency calls without authentication, incidentally.

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Anonymous Coward

I'm stuffed as I do have repeated irregular heartbeats, I will never be able to log on.........

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Paris Hilton

Then perhaps you should cut back on your porn viewing habits.

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Compatible with Cameron's Porn Filter

If it can be configured to auto log-out when the heartbeat departs from the normal pattern then it would assist with the porn filtering scheme. Of course, savvy users would know to set it up while watching their favourite flick.

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Your ever friendly local NSA tracking system

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the bracelet will have to ensure it remains connected to a live wrist; as with biostamps, if it can simply be slid (or hacked) off and still work, it'll be no good."

Ah, what you need is an Arisian Lens - it actively interferes with the life-force of anyone not authorized to use it.

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Apparently, Bionym are going to set up a subsidiary in Wales. It'll be called Boyonym. And for supplies to the catering industry, they're setting up Boilnym.

Mine's the one with the Dictionary of bad puns in the pocket.

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Jin

false rejection versus false acceptance

This could be taken seriously provided the false rejection rates are zero or very close to zero so that the user will not have to depend on a password for self-rescue in the outdoor environment where there is no such manager who takes care of the falsely rejected user. If not, it must be an expensive joke.

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