If you regularly make use of securely protected websites, but hate the tedium that comes attached with entering long passwords, then the latest version of the FaceCrypt iPhone app could be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Entering long, secure passwords is more than likely an everyday occurrence for most people who make use of the Internet on a daily basis. Banking, social networks, email and even shopping accounts all require authentication to gain access. Companies like Apple and Samsung have started integrating the first stages of verifying our identities on mobile devices through biometric fingerprint data, but why not take it a step further and use our face to access the secure Web?
FaceCrypt isn’t the first piece of mobile software to implement this kind of facial detection on Apple’s iPhone. Those who regularly find themselves in the jailbreak world will have more than likely come across a number of powerful tweaks that allow the native iOS lock screen to be bypassed using their face. However, this is one of the first instances of an extremely popular and well thought of App Store app making the whole process a lot easier and manageable for users. The latest update to the FaceCrypt app has introduced a native, built-in browser to make the setup process a lot more accessible to its legions of users.
Previous versions of the FaceCrypt app has forced users to endure a rather negative experience by having to leave the app and drill down into Safari to handle the initial verification process. This latest iteration allows that whole process to be handled nicely within the app by letting the user create an individual entry for each website that requires facial verification. Like many other secure password based apps, each site requires a name, a Web address for the service as well as a username and password that will ultimately be used when a verified face has been detected.
Those who have been using the FaceCrypt solution for a while will be extremely glad to see the introduction of this feature. There are some reports that the current version feels somewhat lethargic, but it’s at least great to see that some app developers are stepping outside of previously defined comfort zones in an attempt to bring an improved user-experience to those who have downloaded the app.
(Download: FaceCrypt for iPhone on the App Store)