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"Nearly Unbreakable" Encryption Scheme Inspired By Human Biology 179

rjmarvin (3001897) writes "Researchers at the U.K.'s Lancaster University have reimagined the fundamental logic behind encryption, stumbling across a radically new way to encrypt data while creating software models to simulate how the human heart and lungs coordinate rhythms. The encryption method published in the American Physical Society journal and filed as a patent entitled 'Encoding Data Using Dynamic System Coupling,' transmits and receive multiple encrypted signals simultaneously, creating an unlimited number of possibilities for the shared encryption key and making it virtually impossible to decrypt using traditional methods. One of the researchers, Peter McClintock, called the encryption scheme 'nearly unbreakable.'
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"Nearly Unbreakable" Encryption Scheme Inspired By Human Biology

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  • Area of expertise (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Sarten-X ( 1102295 ) on Sunday April 06, 2014 @11:30AM (#46676643) Homepage
    Not that I've actually done my own research, but what qualifications do these folks have to state the security of an encryption mechanism? Everybody who finds a new way to twist a message thinks it's secure.
  • Re:Famous last words (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 06, 2014 @11:59AM (#46676819)

    "Global Warming" aka "Climate Change" I do not deny; it's the man made component which I refuse to believe.

  • Re:Famous last words (Score:2, Interesting)

    by cheesybagel ( 670288 ) on Sunday April 06, 2014 @02:47PM (#46677863)

    If his logical fallacy is wrong, whats your argument? how is it that our temperature in a 100 years has grown so fast when normally stuff like this takes thousands of years.

    One argument is that it doesn't take thousands of years. That the sampled period just does not account for the whole temperature variance. Otherwise how do you explain the medieval warm period or the roman warm period?

    Do you really believe that cutting all these trees down and dumping all the co2 in the air is ok?

    In developed countries the amount of forested area is increasing [wikipedia.org] not decreasing. Most of the decrease in forested area is in places where they practice slash and burn agriculture. You know the kind that does not use chemical fertilizer.

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