The way a person taps a number into a cash machine or mobile phone, could, according to scientists at the University of Southampton, be used as a means of identification, and prove useful in the battle against fraud.
Professor Neil White of the University of Southamptons Department of Electronics and Computer Science has developed an inexpensive sensor, which can be integrated into objects of various shapes and sizes, including smart cards and hand-held devices such as mobile phones.
When a person taps on the object, a unique set of waveforms are produced, which can then be programmed and used for verification of the individuals identity. The next time they go to use the mobile phone or cash machine, they will only be allowed access if their tapping matches their programmed identity.
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