We live in a world where our entire lives are on our smartphones- from photos of family and friends to private emails, texts and even business documents. Even though most smartphones come with a bunch of security measures and password enabled privacy locks, it’s often not enough to keep the content of your phone secure from prying eyes. KDDI however have developed a new smartphone app that serves as a foolproof security measure which ensures that only the owner of the smartphone can crack its lock.
Using the standard hardware that comes with an android-based smartphone, the app accesses the high-res camera on the phone itself to scan an image of the user’s palm. The palm authentication app then calibrates the image and processes the image to discern whether the hand that is attempting to unlock the phone belongs to the rightful owner of the device or not.
The process of authentication appears to be pretty elaborate can even detect the finest differences between two different hands. Even though most people might be a bit turned off with having to go through the process of spreading out their palms and taking an image of it every time they have to unlock the screen of their phones but the app is just the prefect thing for folks who just cannot compromise on the security of the content they have stashed on their smartphones. Debuted at the 2012 CEATEC in Japan, the KDDI palm authentication app is available for a free trial via Google Play.