Your face, your “future” access method, you should consider to be more careful

Your face, your “future” access method, you should consider to be more careful

Authentication is more important than ever in our modern society. It makes it possible for one to pay the bill, taking out money from your bank account by using ATM, start your computer and access to your data, Etc. In decades eyes and iris where the key access as “more secure” authorization while fingerprint has been around since 1870 both as proof of ID (authentication) and in some cases providing proof against criminal acts. Fingerprint as authorization method for access to personal computer have been used during the past 8-10 years and since 2013 in “every man’s hand” when Apple introduced it’s TouchID in it’s new iPhone 5S.

Apple TouchID
Apple TouchID

Figure 1, Apple Touch ID how it works,

Your fingerprint, Iris, face is your key access to computer, Credit card systems, clouds,….

Microsoft using facial recognition as one of the authentication method in coming Windows 10. Google started discussion about “blink to pay” in 2013. Now it seems that many companies working together with MasterCard to use the facial recognition as a more “secure method” for authentication.

Some reflection about the facial recognition method

What happens to the authorization when

  1. Unshaved
  2. Change color of hair
  3. Hang over (day after wild party)
  4. Using phone when it is hot or cold
  5. Becoming fat or smaller
  6. Tanned
  7. Nose surgery
  8. Longer eyelashes
  9. Allergic reaction to some strong medicine, bee, dust, Etc.

And the most important question is the possibility to change your face, compare to change of password/PIN code.