Research and development is a continuous process. As a part of the research, many technology advancements have come into reality. Data security is the most priority for all. Hackers are also in a continuous process to breach the security levels. The fight between security and its breaching is making the conflict very challenging for both in their own ways.
A team of researchers at University of Washington (UW) in the US has developed a new technology which can transmit the passwords through human body between the devices. The research team also includes some Indians. Shyam Gollakota is the assistant professor for the project.
Till date Fingerprint sensors and other input devices were used to transmit the data through most secured ways. The mobile devices, Laptops and other input devices and scanners save the passwords in a digital manner.
The data is normally saved in the form of passwords, and when needed it is revealed through the air. The medium of data transfers is normally through WiFi or Bluetooth technologies. But there is always a chance of data security breach. To overcome such chances the latest innovation has used the human body as the safest method of data transmission.
For example, a digitally locked door should be opened. The password is stored for opening in the mobile with a fingerprint scanner. Then for opening the locked door, the mobile is used to open. Just touch the door that is to be opened and on the other hand hold the mobile and place the finger on the fingerprint scanner. The password will be transmitted through the body from the mobile to the door, and the password will open the door.
This is how the body of a human acts. The experiment is conducted on various devices. Almost 10 different subjects were tested the rate of success. 50 bits/sec on laptop touchpads and 25 bits/sec with fingerprint sensors is the time taken as per the results of the conducted experiments. This time is the traveling time through the human body from the device to the receiver.