Proposal: Personal Data Encryption (maybe SoC?)

Paul Wouters paul at
Mon Mar 19 03:02:19 CET 2007

On Sun, 18 Mar 2007, Steven Milburn wrote:

> First, if one concedes that the typical sensor can be easily fooled, I still
> think fingerprint sensors tend to add security to most phones.  That's
> because I think most users cannot be bothered to hide data behind a decent
> pass phrase they would have to type on a tiny keyboard.  Joe Average is much
> more likely to adopt a concept that works something like:  Swipe one of your
> eight fingers (up, down, left, or right) (thumbs can be dexterally
> difficult) and you are authenticates and one of 32 pre-selected actions
> happens (call a speed dial, open email, open calendar, etc).

It doesnt add more security compared to a "scribbled login pattern". And
it doesnt require a fingerprint reader.


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