Smartphone selfies could replace passwords with latest app

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If you’re tired of forgetting your passwords, all you need now is your face.

After a year of hacks and data breaches, security is the theme at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. There, about 3,500 companies are showing off the future of technology, including 1U facial recognition software.

The free 1U app lets users replace their password with a selfie.

But what about using a photo to hack into an account?

“We developed technology which is Lifeness, which actually detects that you’re a live person,” Hector Hoyos, president of Hoyos Labs, told CNN.

“And we do that by various methods. One is looking at pupil dilation, asking a user to facial sensing, which means you can raise your eyebrows, smile, do different things that detect motion of the muscles. So it is in the realm of the possible. And the probable, of course, everything is possible to be hacked, but the probability is very, very low.”

The 1U app is available in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

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