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Cursive Password

Mouse-based password
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With both hacking and computer security growing by leaps and bounds, passwords have gained some strong requirements (minimum length, variable case, numerics, symbols, etc.)

I propose that on some systems, a "cursive password" could be implemented that would be as secure or better. Harkening back to the days of ink signatures, a cursive password would simply be one's choice of password written by means of mouse, touchpad, or other input device. One's "mousewriting" should be unique, and might be known as "cursor cursive," or, if it fails to work, "Cursed cursor cursive."

csea, Apr 13 2013

(?) for this reason... http://www.google.c...st=1365956233897717
...it won't work at the moment [4whom, Apr 13 2013]

Here's some gestures for you... Interpretative_20Da...0Elevator_20Calling
Blatant self-promotion... [RayfordSteele, Apr 15 2013]

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       I don't see why this wouldn't work, at least with touchscreens, if the signature space were made large enough. [+]
Alterother, Apr 13 2013
  

       It would be nice. +
blissmiss, Apr 13 2013
  

       Some smartphones use a "swipe pattern" to unlock. I don't think it would be too daunting to have a touchscreen device, like a tablet, using a signature swipe. This is nearly baked, imho.
whlanteigne, Apr 13 2013
  

       Hmm, smart phone accelerometers or that open source kinect wotsit might do the trick.   

       Alternatively making a sentence from a 10 x 10 grid of words that leads to 1 of 10 billion ubercomplex passwords...but that would be crazy, of course <he typed bitterly, retreating to secret lab, somewhere in the Carpathians>
not_morrison_rm, Apr 13 2013
  

       [21Q] Could you please provide a link?
csea, Apr 14 2013
  

       At a bank and a pharmacy I go to, there are electronic signature pads which also display images. If it showed a picture of my face, I'd gladly apply a custom moustache, glasses, horns, and goatee which should make a pretty unique signal set.
lurch, Apr 14 2013
  

       + nice- sorry I missed this.
xandram, Apr 16 2013
  

       //I'd gladly apply a custom moustache, glasses, horns, and goatee which should make a pretty unique signal set.//   

       Apply to the signature pad image or to your face? They probably should match.
AusCan531, Apr 16 2013
  

       My laptop has a fingerprint scanner which precludes having to type any passwords. Of course, if I ever lose my right index finger to amputation, I'll be in a world of hurt.
Klaatu, Apr 16 2013
  

       //signature pad image or to your face?// My face's image, not my face.
lurch, Apr 17 2013
  

       Yes I read somewhere that a photo fooled it quite well.
pocmloc, Apr 17 2013
  
      
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