Security pattern to unlock device

asked 2013-12-26 23:07:39 +0300

Nirkus gravatar image

updated 2013-12-26 23:16:16 +0300

AL13N gravatar image

Please implement pattern-based device [un]lock. Entering digit-based PINs cannot be any more secure than a key derived from a security pattern... ;-)

(also, the pattern should work in combination with optional device encryption and security policies like those enforced by activesync)

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nor any less secure

AL13N ( 2013-12-26 23:16:28 +0300 )edit

see also keychain linked to TOH

AL13N ( 2013-12-26 23:17:26 +0300 )edit

@AL13N: a keychain or smartcard should be "unlocked" as well. ;-)

Nirkus ( 2013-12-26 23:19:25 +0300 )edit

You mean the Android-type of security pattern, where you just have to trace the smear visible on the screen's glass to unlock?

pycage ( 2013-12-27 16:12:40 +0300 )edit

@pycage: yes, just like with PIN-codes, you should wipe the touchscreen / dust the pin pad / etc on a regular basis to hide the most often used pattern/ buttons / etc.

Nirkus ( 2013-12-27 22:22:55 +0300 )edit