For decades now, the username and password scheme has been the standard method of logging users into a system. The problem with this system is that the password is a single point of failure. Of course, websites usually require you to make up a password that is so many characters long with numbers and symbols and it’s a headache to remember it all. What if there were a better system for user authentication? Project Crow is the answer, it abandons the single password approach in exchange for multi-factor authentication. Imagine securely logging into your bank account by just glancing at your webcam, entering a PIN on your smartphone, and reciting a few words from your favorite quote. Not only would these methods be faster than typing out your complicated password, they are also more secure. Even if a hacker discovered your PIN, they would still have to fool the face scanner and speech recognition. The redundant security severely limits the chances of being hacked and has been designed to be just as fast as the standard password scheme.
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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science