If you’re struggling to manage multiple passwords and log-in details for the plethora of online or digital interactions that you engage in, this might just cheer you up.
A team of researchers belonging to the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP), the
University of Texas at Austin, USA and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA may have hit upon an alternative system that will allow you to bypass password-based authentication on your personal devices. Instead, all you need to do is correctly answer certain questions based on your activity on the device over the recent past.
In a paper titled ActivPass: Your Daily Activity is Your Password, the team shows how it is possible to extract “adequate secrets” by observing the user’s activity logs from Facebook, browsing history, call logs, and SMSs and then use those to frame questions on infrequent and unpredictable happe