Reconfirm credentials on change of voice and/or facial input.
Original Publication Date: 2010-Nov-09
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Nov-09
Howard Locker: INVENTOR [+4]
Computers are becoming more aware of the person using the computer. The computer can recognize your voice using a microphone and processing and/or your face using a camera and processing. Each person has different rights and policies on the personal computer, the network, the data either remotely or local, etc. This article will define a method to change security credentials when a user changes while the system is still logged on.
Lenovo Disclosure Number: 820100273
RECONFIRM CREDENTIALS ON CHANGE OF VOICE
AND/ OR FACIAL INPUT.
Once a user logs on to a system with his/her credentials it does not change. Therefore there is a security/privacy risk that a user can leave a system unattended without logging out and a second user can then use the system with the first users’ credentials. Current voice and facial recognition solutions can detect if there is a new different voice and/or face. This state indicates the user has changed and the system will automatically challenge and/or change the rights and policies. The system could test the new user against a known set of users and if found implement that users policies and rights. If not found the system will challenge the user to enter credentials that can be tested against a database. If found the current user policies and rights can be established. The advantage of our invention is we ensure a new user can’t use the system with previous user’s credentials even if the user leaves the system without logging off.