Android Facial Recognition Now Checks for Liveness
After being told that that Face Unlock in Android Ice Cream Sandwich can be easily fooled by a picture of the owner, the Android team has now added a new feature in Android Jellybean that once activated, will require the person to blink after the face is recognized. Obviously a photo of a person can not blink, which in turn fixes the photo hack. Like previous version, your phone will still warn you about the security flaws in facial recognition and how a Pin and Pattern lock is more secure. This still holds true as anyone that looks similar to you or has a video of you blinking will be able to unlock the phone with no issue at all. Hopefully the developers in the Android team will come out with more crafty ways to prevent unauthorized users from using your phone.