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Use an Image as a Password!

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#13 BlaineSch

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:09 AM

Haha, maybe I should have made this more clear? :P
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#14 XStatik

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 01:21 PM

It sounds like a novel idea, but there must be a reason why we've never seen sites password protected like this... maybe you will fire up a new fad with this one. Good work keep at it.
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#15 BlaineSch

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 01:23 PM

People can hardly remove a lower case alpha password for over 3 weeks, do you really think a normal user can keep track of an image for that long?
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#16 XStatik

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 01:26 PM

That's exactly what I was getting at. Now if you could set up a site that used your webcam to verify your retinas as a password token, that would be kool.
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#17 BlaineSch

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 01:28 PM

What about logging onto a public computer?
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#18 XStatik

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 01:32 PM

You would have to tote around your image with you on a usb drive everywhere you went. Then, say you loose your password image. Does the DB store a copy of the image you were using so it can email off a replica image.
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#19 BlaineSch

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 01:35 PM

No, databases should NEVER store a users real password.

This is why you should confirm email addresses, if they forget it they can click a link in an email you send them to reset the password.
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#20 XStatik

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 01:38 PM

Well usually there encrypted, so the image too would have to be encrypted also I suppose.
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 01:40 PM

It is md5'd into the database which is an encryption, it is one way.
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#22 Kiyarash

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 10:12 PM

This means that this is more safe than text???
It's not possible that two images have same binary structure in the world? or in other way I have to ask you: Is an image binary data `unique`?

if the answer is Yes, it's very great....
Thank you so much any way...


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#23 lespauled

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:21 AM

Today is thread resurrection day?  This thread has been dead for almost 5 years  :biggrin:

 

I don't even recognize most of the usernames in this thread.

 

You might want to look at the last posted date on threads before responding.  


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#24 Kiyarash

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 02:02 PM

That's not my answer.... :D 
It's not important for me... I saw this topic yesterday and this question became to  my mind, so I asked it... 

May be you should think about advantage of Internet again, that the subjects are stable for reuse in  the future, there!!!
You might want to answer the question if you can...  :confused:


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