We all make them. Funny faces. We often make them at our smart devices, consoles and laptops whilst using them. And now the lovely Google has stepped forward and created an app that makes great use of your funny face pulling skills (not the ability to pull people with funny faces!) for purposes of security.
Google recently filed a patent for a security app that requires users to pull any of a series of faces to verify their identity. Designed for Android phones, it’s hoped the new feature will be less easily duped by things like photographs.
The app seems to work in two steps – verifying the owner’s face and then verifying that they carry out the correct funny-face request, e.g. wiggling their eyebrows, sticking their tongue out, closing their eyes, wrinkling their nose, etc.
Loads of our customers love to sell mobile handsets to fund an upgrade to the latest Android handset. So, when can our sell my mobile customers expect to see the new Google Andr0id security feature? Well, not in the near future, that’s what the experts say. At the moment, there are too many issues with biometrics technology to make the app an effective weapon, but we’ll keep you posted on any new developments!