Face detection?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by glitchu1, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. glitchu1 macrumors member

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    Hi, I have been looking at MacBook Pro mods and I was wondering if anyone knows if there is software that instead of things like fingerprint readers, use the iSight camera to read your face and give you access to things the same way a finger scanner would?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. bov macrumors 6502

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    that would be amazing if someone could make software for face scanning security!

    i guess iAlertU is the closest to that so far, except it captures the intruder's face :D
     
  3. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    The newer Lenovo laptops have this technology. I think it's available on their consumer-oriented lines.

    Mentioned at http://lenovoblogs.com/insidethebox/?p=132
     
  4. lbeaumont macrumors member

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    It isn't that amazing. You could probably hold a photo infront of it to trick it.
     
  5. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Yes there was an article on Engadget about this, they tried it with a photo and it worked. So its not such a good choice of security.
     
  6. LeftoverCrack macrumors member

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    That review at the top says they tried a photo and it didn't work.. seems pretty flawless.
     
  7. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    Get the luxurious Asus laptop. It's on CNET TV.
     
  8. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    I bet it's possible in theory, just like the fact that fingerprint readers can also be tricked with a reconstructed print ;) (Though not all of them)
     
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