biometrics?General


Last Updated:

  1. icomeanon

    icomeanon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    5
    there's apps to make our phone a short-range metal detector, a radio, a gaming platform, an e-reader. you can control your computer from it, find it when its been lost or stolen, do just about everything except babysit, taxes (not sure about this one, actually), and tapdance.

    but is there a biometric security app? the unlock pattern can be determined from the trail your finger leaves on the screen, so id love if it would only unlock when my fingerprint is recognized. is there an app for THAT?
     

    Advertisement
  2. smacky

    smacky Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,844
    Likes Received:
    299
    You'll be locked out when you get a papercut. You sure you really want this?
     
  3. icomeanon

    icomeanon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    5
    theres always a way around it, if you know the way. the point is that you have to know how to get around. i have a coworker who thinks its funny to grab my phone and look through it, and sooner or later he's gonna stumble across some things that are for my eyes only
     
  4. gentlefury

    gentlefury Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    1
    biometrics works very differently than touch screen. For fingerprint ident it is a camera that scans your fingerprint and anylizes it against points of interest.

    Other forms are retinal scan (requires a much better cam than droid has) or bioelectric scan which requires 2 touch plates to measure the current that passes from one finger to the other to determine your bioelectric signature...all of these methods require special equipment that phones are not currently equipped with. There are a few laptops that have it. I did a promo video a few years ago for one.
     
  5. mc48

    mc48 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    36
    I haven't tried it yet but can't you specify a particular unlock pattern? a pattern of swipes or something. wouldn't that take care of it?
     
  6. icomeanon

    icomeanon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    5
    Like i said in the first post, the unlock pattern is easy cause you can see the trail left by fingers. I use 8 out of 9 points, he still gets in, and i change it every time. I try not to ever let me phone outta my sight but it happens.

    Thanks for the info, folks.

    How about a simple keypad?
     
  7. mc48

    mc48 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    36
    ah yes sorry didn't read it thoroughly. I'd kick the sh*T out of my co-worker. Pretty sure that would work. or wipe your screen so doesn't leave any marks for the nosy bastard to figure out. ;)
     
  8. icomeanon

    icomeanon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    5
    issue is that im using my phone surreptitiously. if i were to be obvious (even wiping the screen), id get fired...as a group, my coworkers and i have used our phones on the clock way too much and pissed our bosses off to the point where the next person who uses a cell phone without clocking out first gets axed. and while im not in love with my job, its better than being unemployed, considering how impossible it'd be to find another right now.
     
  9. smacky

    smacky Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,844
    Likes Received:
    299
    Is there something like a password like the iPhone has?
     
  10. BluePlanetMan

    BluePlanetMan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    15
    Hi,

    I just saw this post and thought I would let you all know that my company Blue Planet Apps is developing a Biometric security app for Android. It is called BioLock and will support both Iris and Face Recognition. It will have AES Encryption and the following features:

    Lock/Unlock Phone by Face/Iris/Passcode
    Lock Apps
    Lock Documents
    Lock Contacts
    Etc...

    The app is currently in development and is close to a beta release. You can follow us on Twitter @blueplanetapps for updates and inside info. Also, you can follow our forum on the Blue Planet Apps website for more details when they become available.

    Contrary to popular opinion, this will be the first true Biometric app for Android when released this month (the current "biometric" app on the Market uses signature recognition, hardly biometric).

    Happy Android Days

    Jason
    Blue Planet Man
     
  11. smlawrence

    smlawrence Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0

    I just recently switched from Windows Mobile over to Android and am loving the hell out of it. I thought of doing a search today for a better lockscreen as too many people are nosy when inputing a password or swiping your finger over a pattern. The word biometrics came up in one of the search results and it hit me, that would be perfect. So I search it and see that in Aug of 2010 your company said they would be releasing this app. Hundreds of search results came back with that same claim, yet I cannot find your app for download and its nearly Feb of 2011. The biowallet might not be biometrics BUT it is something that is available. Do ya think you might release an app for us end-users this year? It is a great concept and you have made the claim that you will make it possible using the technology that we have in our hands right now. So whats holding the app back?

    Sincerely,
    Anxiously Waiting
     
  12. smlawrence

    smlawrence Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Guess he didnt subscibe to this thread after pushing a "no-show" product. Would of been nice to have.
     
  13. grvthang

    grvthang Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    62
    how about using an additional app (like AppLock) to set a password (not a wipe screen) for the apps you'd like to protect?
     
  14. smlawrence

    smlawrence Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Of course the traditional password would work for an average thief or nosey person, but in all honesty, it wouldn't take an above-average user long to hack a password. What's wrong with looking to the future, or the present even(as advertised above)?
     
  15. grvthang

    grvthang Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    62
    Silly me - I thought the user was just trying to keep a nosey coworker from going through his phone. I was unaware that the information on his device concerns national security and requires the most complicated and sophisticated safeguards currently available.
     
  16. smlawrence

    smlawrence Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well I can't speak for his phone but sophistication is needed for mine. But now ya know, so the silliness is avoidable.
     

Share This Page

Loading...