Tactile passwords could stop ATM 'shoulder-surfing'

Monday, 9 October 2006, 10:42 AM EST

Entering passwords using a Braille-like device could prevent snoopers from stealing sensitive computer codes, such as ATM numbers, researchers say.

Computer engineers at Queen's University Belfast, UK, developed the tactile security system – a mouse with a grid of 16 mechanically-controlled pins that sit beneath the first and second finger of a user's hand.

At New Scientist.

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