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[Feature request] Picture Password

asked 2015-02-26 06:13:27 +0300

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updated 2015-02-27 00:06:00 +0300

foss4ever gravatar image

This is a feature that I hope would be available. Very easy to unlock screen and its seems more secure than inputing numbers/characters.

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Do you mean a feature like this Android app?

wanderer ( 2015-02-26 08:47:07 +0300 )edit

Seems to be a duplicate Question. See here;

foss4ever ( 2015-02-27 00:05:39 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-07-06 22:35:36 +0300

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updated 2018-07-07 07:12:15 +0300

@foss4ever @wanderer I've checked this thread: And imho all options presented there has got the same security issues as the basic pattern lock. I think the author asked for something like this: Explanation: With latest Sailfish version Jolla implemented fingerprint support, while it's very handy it can be a problem under some circumastances as someone can force you to unlock your phone . Pin code is also not an option here as it's easy to spot just standing next to the phone owner or by a ccvt.

Picture password however doesn't have both of those problems. As you can't force someone to unlock his phone like with fingerprint, and also even standing next to the phone owner, you won't be able to repeat what the owner did.

Just checkout the link I've pasted and I'm voting for it.

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A clever solution. Goes well with the gesture nature of Sailfish OS too.

vattuvarg ( 2018-07-07 00:54:09 +0300 )edit

One possible change might be to replace the numbers with symbols.

vattuvarg ( 2018-07-07 12:52:35 +0300 )edit

@vattuvarg for me it doesn't matter if those will be numbers or shapes. Just the whole idea is great. Yet I can understand that BlackBerry could patent this solution which may impose some future problems if Jolla would implement this.

lolek ( 2018-07-07 14:20:51 +0300 )edit

The idea is indeed great. The symbols could be made smaller (and more subtle), thus making the unlocking easier and quicker. That's all. A Sailfish OS version of this lock could well be implemented now and added to openRepos.

vattuvarg ( 2018-07-08 19:23:29 +0300 )edit
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