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What do you mean you threw away that crumpled beer can? IT WAS MY PASSWORD

Posted on November 8th, 2017 at 9:04 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Scientists from Florida International University and Bloomberg have created a custom two-factor authentication (2FA) system that relies on users taking a photo of a personal object.

The act of taking the photo comes to replace the cumbersome process of using crypto-based hardware security keys (e.g., YubiKey devices) or entering verification codes received via SMS or voice call.

The new system is named Pixie, and researchers argue it is more secure than the aforementioned solutions.


  1. Lol. security can be so secure it locks out the actual user but does nothing to protect your data.

  2. Truthfully. Software engineers must spend a week with actual users.

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