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Do you have a gazillion passwords that you have to keep track of all the time?

If you’re like most people you do. And while tech companies have seemingly tried a gazillion different kinds of password systems, at the end of the day, it’s still kind of a drag to keep up all those accounts and passwords. That’s why this next big thing — keystroke passwords — might be the wave of the future.

The big idea is that much like fingerprints and handwriting, everyone has a unique method of typing on keys. That’s why the Defense Department just gave a bunch of money to engineers at Iowa State University to figure out how your unique method can be used to identify you as a user and serve as an imprint — a password — to get you past security.

Some are worried that a keystroke password system is a little too personal. But it might be worth it to avoid having to set all of your passwords to “letmein123″ just so you can remember them. We want to know what you think. Are keystroke passwords the NBT? Vote in the poll now!

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