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If you’ve read anything on my site, there’s a good chance you’ve come across one of my blogs about the importance of strong passwords. If one man’s work at Texas State University-San Marcos proves successful, however, it would appear we’re nearing the end of secure strings of numbers and letters. Oleg Komogortsev is working on a system that would allow people to use their eyes’ movement as a password. His new system is an improvement over earlier, weaker systems and would use your eyes’ “fixations” – what your eyes are like when you’re staring at something – as well as your eyes’ “saccades” – what happens when your eyes dart back and forth, which would create an extra level of security previously unmatched in this field when combined with your irises’ unique patterns. If all goes well, we should see positive results in a few years. That means you’ll need to create and type in random characters only a few thousand more times.