Launchkey supports facial recognition login in latest update

August 4, 2014 - 

LaunchKey has just unveiled a new facial recognition login system for use with online services like WordPress.

According to a report in News47ell, the updated app uses ten previously captured photos of a user’s face for verification and uses embedded smartphone cameras to capture a live sample. According to the company, biometric data is stored locally, on mobile devices rather than in the cloud on Launchkey servers.

The report also notes that Launchkey’s facial recognition login will work with a list of two-factor supported web services, including WordPress, Gmail or Dropbox.

Launched in Version 1.2.3, this new face recognition system is the latest biometric addition to Launchkey, which has previously supported fingerprint scanning as well.

According to recent research by Goode Intelligence, 619 million people will be using biometrics on mobile devices by the end of 2015. This growth in adoption has been spurred by significant device launches with support for biometrics and increasing momentum to kill the password.

The Biometrics Research Group will soon launch its own research “Special Report” on the mobile biometrics space, and will be available in BiometricUpdate.com’s Research section of the website.

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