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Disabling facial unlocking using facial expression

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000253575D
Publication Date: 2018-Apr-12

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

The techniques of this disclosure temporarily disable biometric recognition in a device to prevent unlocking of the device. The user registers one or more specific facial expressions as donot-unlock expressions. If the facial recognition tool recognizes a registered do-not-unlock facial expression, then unlocking of the device is disabled until preconfigured conditions are met. The user can also register context, e.g., location, time, environmental parameters, etc., that makes the device ineligible for the biometric unlock. KEYWORDS ● Face recognition ● Biometric locking ● Mobile security ● Face scan ● Biometric authentication