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Your lip movements might be your new password

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With the continual advancement in the technology to keep our data safer, researchers are working day and night. Lip-reading computers that unlock with a word may soon become a reality after a new study has found that every person moves their lips a little differently when they speak.

Researchers are developing different ways for improved password protection systems by adding biometric security features like fingerprint scanners, retina scans including voice, face, gait, and even heartbeat recognition.

From the University of Mu’tah in Jordan, Ahmad Hassanat trained software to look for patterns of lip and mouth movements associated with different words as people spoke to a camera.

From mouth movements alone, the system correctly identified the words being said nearly 80 per cent of the time, ‘New Scientist’ reported.

Hassanat also found that every person moved their lips a little differently when they spoke. Even the best actor would find it impossible to exactly duplicate someone else’s lip movements, Hassanat added.

The system could be very useful in the security systems at the entrance of public buildings as well as financial transactions processes like the ATMs.

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