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Biometric Mice

This brief article taken from CS4FN looks at how a user authenticates themselves to a computer could be used as the starting point for class discussions around passwords, security, biometrics and other related topics concerning how users can authenticate themselves to both local computers and when online. The article discusses a method which uses the computer mouse to allow users to enter a signature, measuring how similar the movements undertaken are, rather than just the resulting image. It might be possible to get students to investigate how to implement a simplified version of this authentication method using their programming language/environment of choice. 

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