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Are you confused with the multiple email-IDs for which you have to remember the plethora of passwords or for security reasons you have to change them every now and then, Wish you could do that with your thoughts.

But that is not dream anymore as this has now become a reality. According to a recent research by UC Berkeley School of Information in a study has demonstrated that this is feasible

The study which explored the feasibility of brainwave-based computer authentication as a substitute for passwords says that in future the computer user may only have to think the password instead of typing it.

School of Information team led by professor John Chuang made the presentation of this amazing study at the 2013 Workshop on Usable Security at the Seventeenth International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security in Okinawa, Japan.

To realize this dream the research team used the Neurosky MindSet, which connects to a computer wirelessly using Bluetooth and can be purchased for approximately $100.

“Other than the EEG sensor, the headset is indistinguishable from a conventional Bluetooth headset for use with mobile phones, music players, and other computing devices,” according to the researchers.

Traditional clinical EEGs typically employ dense arrays of electrodes to record 32, 64, 128, or 256 channels of EEG data. New consumer-grade headsets, on the other hand, use just a single dry-contact sensor resting against the user’s forehead, providing a single-channel EEG signal from the brain’s left frontal lobe.

The report says that in recent years, security researchers have proposed using electroencephalograms (EEGs), or brainwave measurements, for computer authentication, replacing passwords with “pass-thoughts.” But if other biometric systems have proven cumbersome and expensive, brainwave authentication has been even more so; no one wants to install invasive probes under their skull every time they check their email.

The team is quite confident that this new technology will work for computer authentication and is secure, accurate, and reproducible enough to replace passwords.