Silkworm security? Researchers create new authentication method using silk fibers


The researchers suggest in their paper “Revisiting silk: a lens-free optical physical unclonable function,” published in the academic journal Nature Communications, that silk’s features could be used to produce physical unclonable functions.

PUFs can operate as physical security keys for digital services that cannot be reproduced or cloned, according to the team, which includes Min Seok Kim, Gil Ju Lee, Jung Woo Leem, Seungho Choi, Young L. Kim, and Young Min Song.

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