Scientists Say Using “Acoustic Fingerprint” May Someday Deter iPhone, iPod Theft

Scientists have developed a new way of deterring theft of a device using barely audible sounds to determine someone’s “coustic fingerprint”, reports news.com.au. The process involves playing a barely audible sound through an earphone. This sound actually stimulates the hair cells in one’s ear into reproducing their own unique sound that can identify the user.

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