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Forget passwords; follow your heart

Forget passwords; follow your heart
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In plenty of Disney movies you hear the same whimsical advice: "Follow your heart." Now banks, the least whimsical institutions ever, have decided there's something to that advice.

An interesting fact about humans is that we all have a unique heartbeat. While retinal scanners and some facial scanners can be fooled with a high-resolution image, heartbeats are much tougher to fake. In fact, it's nearly impossible.

That's why instead of requiring you to create stronger, tougher passwords that are a pain to make up and remember, one bank in the United Kingdom is trying something completely new. Instead of passwords, customers are using their heartbeats to login to their accounts.

Next page: You might want to try this for yourself when you see how this works. 
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