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The Research archive provides access to all Research articles published in past issues of Communications of the ACM.

May 2014

From Communications of the ACM

Technical Perspective: The Interplay of Neuroscience and Cryptography

An ideal scheme for password storage would enable a password with more than 20 bits of randomness to be input and output from the brain of a human being who is unconscious of the process and thus unable to give away or reveal…

From Communications of the ACM

Neuroscience Meets Cryptography: Crypto Primitives Secure Against Rubber Hose Attacks

Neuroscience Meets Cryptography

We present a defense against coercion attacks using the concept of implicit learning from cognitive psychology. We use a carefully crafted computer game to allow a user to implicitly learn a secret password without them having…