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Slide Show: The Coolest Hacks Of 2013

A look back at some of the year's most extreme, creative, and -- in some cases -- just plain bizarre hacks by security researchers
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Researchers at UC-Berkeley took biometric authentication to another level this year, using brainwaves as a replacement for the password. Researchers used wireless headsets with embedded EEG sensors to study whether brainwave signals of users performing specific tasks could be matched to the correct individual. The researchers were able to match the brainwave signals with 99 percent accuracy.

Source: University of California-Berkeley

 

Kelly Jackson Higgins is Senior Editor at DarkReading.com. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise Magazine, ... View Full Bio

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