By DB on May 8, 2010

Luxand Blink will Log You Into Windows by Recognizing Your Face

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Normally users log into Windows by selecting their username and entering their password. Suppose you are conducting an exam which requires students to log in to the Windows running computer. Any person can log in as a student if they know their username and password.

Therefore a better, more secure log in solution is required. That is exactly what Blink delivers.

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Blink is a software product by Luxand, a software company that has created numerous facial imaging related applications. The function of Blink is to recognize users by their face and then log them into Windows. What makes Blink special is that it does not need to be run by the users – it automatically starts prior to any user’s logging in.

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The algorithms used by Blink to recognize faces are advanced and detect the faces of users without requiring any special positioning or lighting. The advanced biometrics identification algorithms will recognize a face even if the person has recently gotten a haircut, shaved, worn or taken off their glasses.

What developers say:

Changed Haircut? Swapped Glasses for Contacts? No Problem!

Advanced biometric identification algorithms used in Blink! help it cope with changes of your personal appearance. Grow or shave off beard and mustaches, use makeup or dye you hair, wear or remove glasses or contact lenses – Blink! will let you in to your PC no matter what.

Logging in with Blink will mean that we no longer need to remember lengthy passwords. Also login attempts by unauthorized users will immediately be detected. Overall, the impact of Blink on computer usage will be immensely positive.

Blink comes as an 8MB download and is compatible with 32 bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. Get the application by clicking here and remember to let us know what you think about it.





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Comments

[...] Luxand Blink will Log You Into Windows by Recognizing Your Face [...]

Isn’t that easier to hack your account with just hold a photo of the user in front of the camera?

@Nachtmeister
I don’t know if its practical but yeah it is possible. I’ll still stand for this utility. A person like me who travel a lot is always vulnerable to netbook/notebook theft and this utility can be life saving.

But this Biometric devices workout for access, since as Nachtmeister said, we can do so many things to hack the access. What happens if a guy who owns the machine has got cut on his face or face crash etc., then? offcourse there might be another way to access the machine but what do you say guys? Biometric devices will work out.?

Thanks,
Vivek

Its already mentioned in the article.

Changed Haircut? Swapped Glasses for Contacts? No Problem!
Advanced biometric identification algorithms used in Blink! help it cope with changes of your personal appearance. Grow or shave off beard and mustaches, use makeup or dye you hair, wear or remove glasses or contact lenses – Blink! will let you in to your PC no matter what.

er, just wondering, what happens if someone just holds up a photograph of the owner, does that work as well? if it does, that doesn’t seem safe at all.

I don’t see whats stopping from holding up a photo. If someone walked into my house they could grab any number of photos around my desk and login with ease. I still think passwords are more secure as long as its not a dictionary word.

Hard to test out when it doesn’t support 64-bit systems. Shame. Since a majority of Windows computers made are 64-bit now.

Did not recognize my face at login.

for safety

for computer safety

I tried to log in with a picture…. did not work!! :)
But don’t know if it’s just because the picture is not good enaugh or something like that.

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