Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday August 02, 2015

Microsoft Patents New Gesture Unlock That Will Only Work For You

Gestures are simplistic in nature and do not bring much security, but Microsoft wants to change that with biometric information. I think this would definitely improve the reliability of gestures, but it could also increase the likelihood of someone getting locked out of their own device.

Microsoft has now patented a new technique which captures biometric information such as finger position, finger length, angle between fingers and more to provide authentication information with a simple gesture and to make sure it is actually you making the unlock request.