[feature request] [2.2.0] Use fingerprint as 2FA

asked 2018-06-01 10:48:55 +0200

ghling gravatar image

updated 2018-06-01 10:49:23 +0200

With 2.2.0 adding support for the fingerprint reader on the Xperia X, it would be great to be able to use it as second factor for unlocking the device. Having the possibility to use both the PIN ("something you know") and the fingerprint ("something you have") greatly improves the security of the device.

So, please add an option to combine the unlock code and the fingerprint.

To provide the possibility to unlock the device in an emergency (e.g. fingerprint is not recognized), there could be the option to set a strong password to circumvent the PIN/fingerprint authentication.

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Using it to unlock apps would also be great. ie you don't want anyone peeking through your email lock it and have it unlock only with your finger.

ApB ( 2018-06-01 11:05:22 +0200 )edit

Good idea!

ehakkarainen ( 2018-06-01 12:19:38 +0200 )edit

This is very good ides.

In generally fingerprint should not be used to unlock a device; fingerprint is definitely not a PASSWORD, it is an USERNAME

(fingerprint == your identity, fingerprint != your secret)

juiceme ( 2018-06-01 14:30:56 +0200 )edit

I like the ideas of 2FA and app locks, but with missing device encryption it tends to be a little bit like security by obscurity ;)

h.berd ( 2018-06-01 14:37:07 +0200 )edit

We should see device encryption with Sailfish 3 (hopefully). Until then, we can still hope that SFOS is so unknown that there are no extraction devices for it, as there are for Android and iOS.

ghling ( 2018-06-01 19:46:39 +0200 )edit