In 2013, researchers from Carleton University and the University of Ottawa discovered a potential new method to try to crack passwords. The researchers found that influenced by a person's body, a computer's password strength can be as low as 40%. The research team, led by Carleton University professor John H. Kaliski has developed a toy called The Fidget Spinner. The spinner is a toy modeled after a human fidget, such as tapping fingers or twirling a pen. In 2013, researchers at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa found that by twirling a spinner, the user's password strength drops from 100% to 40% within seconds. This discovery was made in desktop and laptop computers. The research team, led by Carleton University professor John H. Kaliski, has developed a toy called The Fidget Spinner. This spinner is a gadget modeled after a human fidget, such as tapping fingers or twirling a pen. This research is the first result of a project that is conducted in the laboratory and on the students in the eight departments of the university. They set up computers in various locations to collect an ‘ecosystem’ of data on the influence of user interface and body language on human behavior.
The arm and head moved researchers and children were given the Swiss moped-like task of either operating a single-button interface or tapping a mouse, according the pace and angle of their movements. Pan sensitive displays were included in the testing for a more realistic representation of today’s technology. The researchers found that operating a computer with a mouse and arm, included finger movements and head movements, evoked motions of the musical notes how players tap their fingers when playing the notes of an organ. This was tested with four people. There was also some overlap in the arm motions and head motions because of common sense. However, the motions on the piano and organ were not an exact match. It did not feel like there was just a direct one-to-one mapping between changes in a jagged motion and the music that the organ and piano played. This was due to the elasticity of the human body, which did not strictly follow the exact positioning of the keyboard and certainly did not keep up with a jagged motion of the fingers in a sharp or smooth motion. d2c66b5586