EEG system used to reveal sensitive personal info - Brainwave analysis identified some alcoholics in the group

09/12/2016 - 17:45

Megan Scudellari

Fingerprints can be stolen, iris scans spoofed, and facial recognition software fooled. It has become increasingly challenging to unassailably authenticate a person’s identity, so academic teams have turned to brain waves as the next step in biometric identification.

Many of these efforts seek to outdo one another, boasting how accurately and accessibly they can verify a person’s identity using electroencephalograph (EEG) data.


Ref: Your Substance Abuse Disorder is an Open Secret! Gleaning Sensitive Personal Information from Templates in an EEG-based Authentication System. 8th IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications, and Systems