Apple applies for patent on use of `images for authentication`
Tech giant Apple has applied for a patent on the use of images to authenticate the user of a Mac or some other `i` product.
Washington: Tech giant Apple has applied for a patent on the use of images to authenticate the user of a Mac or some other `i` product.
The patent application, called "Image-Based Authentication," describes a method by which an image of some sort would be displayed on a Mac or iDevice screen.
Aside from that image, options will be displayed asking users to correctly identify what it is.
If they answer correctly, they`ll be able to access the respective device. An incorrect answer keeps it locked, CNET reports.
According to Patently Apple, which was first to report on the patent application, Apple`s filing includes an image showing a person`s face.
Under that image is a list of names. The user would have to correctly identify which person`s face it is in order to unlock the device.