Estimate that will be standard in three years and will replace the fingerprint reader.
From the time the phones left the edges chrome-plated for extending the margins of the screen, the sensor of fingerprints, which was hidden in the middle button, since you do not have where to stay. To unlock the computer, the better alternative profiled is the system of facial recognition and iris, which comes mounted on the front camera of the top models of today. And although this option is convenient and seems like a great invention, many experts highlight the weaknesses of converting the face into a password.
The iPhone X, to a global level is put on sale a week ago (not in Argentina) dazzles by recognizing the face of its owner with only moving it closer to a metro of the nose. A similar system is present in the high range of Samsung, which includes the recent Notice 8, more the Galaxy S8 and S8+. While LG’s offering for its models G6 and Q6.
“The biometrics is imposed as a factor of authentication because it is a better experience for the user. It is based on the unequivocal recognition of a person by certain physical characteristics difficult to reproduce, but not infallible. The facial recognition and iris scanner methods are different and complementary, and many predict that will become predominant by 2020 thanks to the ease of capturing a face with the camera of any device,” says engineer Paula Suarez, a specialist in computer security of the UTN.
As with other technologies, embryonic, Apple was not the first to introduce a facial recognition on the iPhone, although it comes with so much elegance that now seems indispensable to have one to hand. And although it has been 10 years researching what is known as the Face ID, do not hurried and integrated at the right time.
To clear the screen, the front camera of the iPhone X uses four sensors that measure the depth of the face, while a projector shoots 30 thousand anchor points invisible, and from this 3D model, produces a mathematical model that works as the access key. To ensure the identification in different conditions, accounting for more than 50 facial expressions.
In the field of probability, the chance that another person may gain access to the device by means of the fingerprint is approximately 50 thousand, according to Phill Schiller, vice president of marketing of Apple. But “with the face recognition, the number rises to one in a million”, retruca.
“There is a modality biometric that is best for all the devices is that none can guarantee 100% effectiveness so that the time to decide what to use, it is timely to assess other aspects besides safety, such as the experience of use and the context to which it will be used. That is to say, if what we seek is simplicity and speed, the sensor of fingerprints takes advantage of the recognition of iris, since we so absolutely natural: the proper way to grab our mobile devices makes the gesture of putting the finger in these sensors to be instant. For its part, the iris recognition or retina is more complicated to hack and, therefore, is potentially more secure,” explains Suarez.
On the sidewalk of Samsung, Note 8, Galaxy S8 and S8+ provide three options to unlock the screen with biometric features: iris scanner, facial recognition scanner and fingerprint.
“The family S8 and the Note 8, Samsung have several safety devices that can be combined to increase the level of protection. For example, the fingerprint can be combined with recognition facial or iris scanner. The advantage that gives you the reading of your iris, which is a little more rigorous than the face, is that as the eye has a unique pattern, it is more reliable. To authenticate, emits an infrared light that illuminates the eye using a wave of light that is not perceptible to the naked eye and which also contracts the pupil. The results obtained compared with those that have saved,” explains Jean Of the Pine, senior marketing of the mobile division of Samsung Electronic Argentina.
The solution proposed by the firm LG, both for your device emblem G6, as the recent launch Q6, was to ally with the Sensory, a u.s. firm facial-recognition technology to obtain the TrulySecure. Through any camera, this software with artificial intelligence that allows you to verify the identity of anyone who tries to unlock the screen.