November 13, 2012 -
Sensible Vision, a leading supplier of facial recognition authentication software, has just released its FastAccess Anywhere 4.0 application for Windows, with full Windows 8 support.
“Passwords are a hassle, but up until now we’ve needed them for everything – to log in to all our different devices, websites and apps,” George Brostoff, CEO of Sensible Vision said in a press release. “With FastAccess Anywhere, we can stop worrying about remembering and typing all those passwords on phones, tablets, laptops or desktops and finally focus on doing more with our devices – banking on the go, paying bills on our phone – things we never would have considered before.”
FastAccess uses your face to log into Windows on your laptop or desktop computer locally. Once your identity has been verified, Windows securely enters all of your passwords for programs or websites, giving you the freedom to operate your computer without having to enter multiple passwords.
This new iteration of FastAccess improves security by allowing a touch-friendly second factor of authentication, such as a swipe gesture and also supports all three major browsers (firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome).
Though one-to-one local device authentication, like that of FastAccess Anywhere is becoming increasingly prevalent on smartphones, computers and even in video games, the idea of implementing this kind of biometric log in for cloud services is a contentious debate.
Currently, FastAccess Anywhere 4.0 is available for Windows, but will be available for iOS and Android soon.
Are you currently using facial recognition to log into your computer or mobile device? Is it effective?