These Lip-Reading Passwords Pass For Strong

Scientists in Hong Kong might have just solved all your password problems. Professor Cheng Yiu-ming of Hong Kong Baptist University led a team of scientists to create a lip-reading software for passwords. The logic is simple, every pair of lips is different, so no two people will or can ever speak the same way, which makes it very difficult for anyone to mimic spoken passwords. This new software can also be combined with the already existing voice recognition, which will add an extra layer of security. Although, the technology isn’t yet available for commercial use, the scientists have a patent on it so one day we’ll be using lip-reading software on ATMs.  

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