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A Comfortable and Secure Login Method

As most Internet users know, it is often hard to remember or keep apart all the passwords and login names for one’s different online accounts.

Dr. Bernd Borchert, together with students at the Computer Science Department of Tübingen University, has tackled this issue. They developed a new method that saves the users not only the trouble of memorizing the passwords and login names, but also of typing them. All of this is managed by the user’s smartphone.

Moreover, the new approach solves a common problem which many internet users choose to ignore: passwords can be tapped by so-called keyloggers, i.e. trojans on the computer a password is entered into, and could later be misused for criminal purposes. As Dr. Borchert’s method does not rely on permanent passwords any more, the problem of tap-ping becomes obsolete. Continue reading.

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