Linked by David Adams on Tue 29th Jun 2010 17:39 UTC, submitted by waid0004
Windows An Italian Windows site called "Windowsette" has published some purported secret Microsoft documents outlining some design and strategy plans for Windows 8. The Microsoft Kitchen blog has provided some analysis of the documents. The documents appear genuine, and there's lots of interesting information there.
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Facial Recognition Login?
by ironix on Wed 30th Jun 2010 07:40 UTC
ironix
Member since:
2009-02-26

I was thinking about that facial recognition login...

What's to stop someone from simply holding up a picture of the account holder to the camera?

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RE: Facial Recognition Login?
by Coxy on Wed 30th Jun 2010 07:44 in reply to "Facial Recognition Login?"
Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

I think even MS would have
considered this

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RE: Facial Recognition Login?
by abdavidson on Wed 30th Jun 2010 08:17 in reply to "Facial Recognition Login?"
abdavidson Member since:
2005-07-06

The technology is (somehow) more sophisticated than that.

Using my Dell laptop with facial recognition/authentication software built in, we tried using printed pictures and iPhone screen taken pictures to login and in neither case were the images even *recognised* as a *face*, let alone mine.

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RE: Facial Recognition Login?
by vodoomoth on Wed 30th Jun 2010 11:28 in reply to "Facial Recognition Login?"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

I'm not even thinking about identity theft or security issues. What about availability? What if the webcam is out of service? Or the driver fails because of an updated driver or because of conflict with another driver or system component?

It'll be fine with me if facial recognition is not the only way of logging into my account.

I don't why but I would prefer eye recognition than facial recog.

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RE: Facial Recognition Login?
by aliquis on Wed 30th Jun 2010 15:21 in reply to "Facial Recognition Login?"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

Nothing, but it doesn't have to be ultra-secure as long as you can turn it off.

If it's a family computer, you trust your family and everyone just want to have their own desktop, documents, photos and bookmarks , then it's enough, simply to use and work.

If it's in a corporate environment then just turn it of and use something safer.

Windows and OS X let the system boot into a user in the first place to without logging in, same thing, you don't HAVE to.

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RE: Facial Recognition Login?
by haakin on Wed 30th Jun 2010 16:21 in reply to "Facial Recognition Login?"
haakin Member since:
2008-12-18

I was thinking about that facial recognition login...

What's to stop someone from simply holding up a picture of the account holder to the camera?


"Face Recognising Vending Machines Fooled By Photos In Japan"
http://www.homotron.net/2008/06/face_recognizing_vending_machi.html

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