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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#619 New system to identify people by their 'brainprints'
Scientists have developed a new system that can identify people using their brain waves or 'brainprint' with 100 per cent accuracy, an advance that may be useful in high-security applications.

Researchers at Binghamton University in US recorded the brain activity of 50 people wearing an electroencephalogram (EEG) headset while they looked at a series of 500 images designed specifically to elicit unique responses from person to person - eg a slice of pizza, a boat, or the word "conundrum."

They found that participants' brains reacted differently to each image, enough that a computer system was able to identify each volunteer's 'brainprint' with 100 per cent accuracy.
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#619 New system to identify people by their 'brainprints'
#618 Android Security Report: 29 percent of active devices not up to patch vevels
#617 Chrome extensions will soon have to tell you what data they collect
#616 Changing your password regularly is a terrible idea, and here's why
#615 MIT reveals AI platform which detects 85 percent of cyberattacks
#614 US-CERT to Windows users: Dump Apple Quicktime
#613 Rogue source code repos can compromise Mac security due to old Git version.
#612 Google Alerts, direct webmaster communication get bugs fixed quickly
#611 How hackers eavesdropped on a US Congressman using only his phone number
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