This video will teach you some of the tips that many BioSig-ID users have reported as helpful or handy. You can watch all of the tips in both sections, either Enrollment or Validation, by clicking on the section name. You can also click on an individual tip to see a specific one.
If a selection is not made by the end of the countdown in the top left, all of the tips will be played in order. Once a tip has begun to play, a link will replace the countdown timer that will take you back to this menu.
Enrollment Tip #1: Change the Order, don't just draw from left to right.
Let's take this example of "47TX'". We have drawn it from left to right. But let's not. Instead, we will draw the first character and the last character, then fill in the middle. As the order each one is dawn is important, this makes it harder to crack a password.
As you can see, we can easily validate when drawn in the correct order, but we fail when drawn as someone might guess... left to right.
Enrollment Tip #2: Go beyond alphanumeric and use any special character you like.
In most cases, a user will create a password with your typical numbers and letters, but that is not a requirement. In fact, BioSig-ID will allow you to use any special character you wish.
In this example we have used all special characters, but feel free to mix them up. Number, letters and special characters all work well with BioSig-ID
Enrollment Tip #3: Be creative.
You don’t have to draw what you can only see on your keyboard. Take the time to be creative and original, your password can only get stronger. Just be sure you can remember what you have drawn, and try not to get overly complicated, as you are the only one who should ever see it. There are no awards for the prettiest drawing.
Enrollment Tip #4: Break the "English" Barrier and use the language specific characters you want.
In this example we are drawing, or attempting to draw anyway, two Chinese symbols. The one on the left means "power" and the word "now" is represented by the character on the right. As you can see BioSig-ID works in all languages.
Enrollment Tip #5: 5 or more characters? No problem!
While the typical BioSig-ID user will be satisfied with the four separate grid blocks to draw in, don't feel you are confined to only 4 characters. The grid lines are only a suggestion. In fact, you can completely remove them if you wish.
Enrollment Tip #6: Stoke Count Matters
The number of stokes you use to draw a character can harden a password even further. In this example, we are drawing the same character, the letter "M" 4 times, each with a different number of strokes, or their length.
The first "M" is only 1 stroke but with a downward base, seen mostly with the lower case.
The second "M" consists of 4 stokes, all a downward motion.
The third "M" uses 1 stroke, but starts at the bottom and does not use a base, so the overall stroke length is shorter.
The fourth "M" has 2 stokes, both drawn like upside-down V's.
Validation Tip #1: Stack your characters one on top of the other to disguise your password.
While order, direction and speed are all important to your password, the "where" you draw it, is not. Just keep drawing in the same spot and the result will usually look like a squashed spider.
Validation Tip #2: Be invisible.
If you feel you are in too public a place and might be overseen, no worries, you can always use invisible ink. Simply tick the box to use invisible ink, and draw your password as you normally would.
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