Want to ditch all those passwords but maintain security? The latest innovation in privacy protection is graphic passwords designed by you.

Researchers at Newcastle University are making it possible for people to use pictures they draw themselves, rather than punching in alpha-numeric codes. The system, called Background Draw a Secret, is as secure or more secure than fingerprinting or retinal scans because nobody draws exactly alike. The harder you make your drawing, the more secure it becomes. Software for smartphones is expected to become available soon.