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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Facial Recognition Hacked

Why You Should Stick to Using a Passcode Instead of Facial Recognition on Android 4.0

One of the more awesome features of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is facial recognition. This new feature allows you to unlock your cell phone just by sticking your face in front of the camera sensor. This sounds like something straight out of the future, but one Android developer found that it may be a quick way for your phone to be hacked. In the video below, this reviewer shows that your phone can actually be opened with just a picture of your face. Maybe it's best to stick with a good old-fashioned passcode from here on out?

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Fortunately, not all face recognition solutions are the same. Sensible Vision is a leading supplier of authentication solutions. We have sold FastAccess facial recognition solution to over 5.5 million Windows users including many in high security, enterprise institutions. FastAccess has industry leading photo resistance. A sophisticated attack can still defeat virtually all security methods including FastAccess. This is why we it's important to disclose possible vulnerabilities and offer simple and effective solutions. For example, FastAccess offers fast and convenient two factor authentication that eliminates the possibility of a "replay attack" like the one used to defeat the Ice Cream Sandwich solution.
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