Ear device uses authentication technology to prevent fraud

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Japan-based NEC Corporation has unveiled the prototype of its earphone device that enables safe and secure computing. The device is equipped with NEC's unique otoacoustic authentication technology, which recognizes the characteristics of a user's ear in order to enable hands-free authentication. This enables users to safely and securely activate their computing devices, without distracting their attention to type in a password on a smartphone, for example. Reports of leaked passwords related to smartphone use have become increasingly common according to NEC, so it hopes the device will reduce these risks by providing an additional layer of personalized security. The prototype's motion…

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