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Soon You Could Have Your Password Printed on Your Skin


How many different passwords am I supposed to remember? Every year, the number only goes up. But a tech company in Massachusetts may have solved that problem. It's developed flexible circuits that can be pressed into the skin and used to open accounts:

The tattoos have been developed by Massachusetts-based engineering firm MC10, and contain flexible electronic circuits that are attached to the wearer's skin using a rubber stamp.

Nokia has previously experimented with integrating tattoos into mobile phones, and Motorola's senior vice president of advance research, Regina Dugan, a former head of the US Pentagon's Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, demonstrated the silicon-based technology that uses bendable electronic circuits. Initially designed for medical purposes, Motorola hopes the ‘Biostamps’ could now be used for consumer authentication purposes.

Link -via DVICE

(Photo: 1C10)

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I'd just rather use a photo id card with a swipey stripe on the back. Something I could have deactivated quickly if it got stolen, much like a credit card.
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