Face recognition/logging in?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Lukaapple, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Lukaapple macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2011
    Is there an app to log into my mac with face recognition ?
    If not does anyone know of a cool exciting way to login to your mac and just type a lame password ???
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    I don't know of such software, but if there is, then it has to be already running, but as you haven't logged into the Mac, it won't be running yet.
    Why do you need to login that often? Don't you use the SLEEP feature?

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  3. Sydde macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2009
    If Lukaapple works in a somewhat secure (physically) office or cubicle, they might want/need screen-lock. In which case, face recognition could work as a post-login process.
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  5. spidey3 macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2010
    Isn't it obvious that face recognition for login is easily circumvented? I mean, could just hold up a photograph of the person in front of the camera, yes?

    And if you are thinking about fingerprint scan, that too has proved to be easily spoofed.

    Bottom line: Use a strong password.

  6. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2010
    I don't think holding a photo up to the camera would work as I believe technology like this requires more then one dimension, so a photo, being one dimensional would not fool it. When it registers a face, it takes into account more then one dimension, so the same dimensions are required when attempting to log in.
  7. spidey3 macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2010
    That's really nice to say, but as they say, the software can only be as good as the hardware. If the camera only images in 2D you WILL be able to spoof the camera with a photograph.

    Only way I could imagine this being reasonably secure is if the software took a video of the user rotating their head from left to right (full-face and profile views would not be enough -- just spoof with two photographs)...
  8. Remixen macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2007
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    Well yeah, maybe in the cia... Most consumer version would have been fooled by a picture

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