Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 16, 2012

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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.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit


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