Apple applies for patent on use of `images for authentication`

Last Updated: Friday, February 8, 2013 - 19:37

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.


First Published: Friday, February 8, 2013 - 19:36
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