Saturday, 18 April 2009

because this isn't asking to be abused

Seems like someone has made a way of allowing remote signing (click here).

This isn't remote verification but actual remote pen and paper signature. It is a triumph of engineering and haptic research but really cans the signature as a method of verifying the authenticity of a document or similar.

Most depressingly this is being used and allowed by governments.

I wonder if its possible to extract someone's hand writing style from their signature? I wouldn't be surprised, while they're very different motions they share certain components... would be a fun experiment if nothing else.

I suppose this is going to force the fact that a signature is in no way a secure method of identification.

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