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Fast, Two-Factor Security from Sensible Vision Can Help Prevent Future "Celebrity Photo Leak" Situations for Services Like Apple iCloud

In the wake of nude celebrity photo leaks, potential Apple iCloud account security breaches, and recent financial info hacks to major retailers, cloud service providers are scrambling to implement "stronger" and "better" security to avoid these issues in the future according to Sensible Vision.

As leading experts already recommend, no single security method is strong enough, and two-factor security has emerged as a leading solution. The problem is that additional security methods have proven to be a hassle for everyday users. Since typical two-factor security is slow, awkward, and requires special steps or multiple devices every time they want to log into an account, program, or website, users won't tolerate it.

For corporate and government users, these inconvenient processes are often enforced by the organization, but that doesn't improve the speed or inherently poor user experience. And in the consumer market, the recent iCloud hacks demonstrate that users are simply not taking advantage of currently-available second factors because of the inconvenience.

"Unfortunately, if a user is unwilling to use the available methods, those methods cannot be effective," says Sensible Vision CEO, George Brostoff. "This makes the method no better than a basic password which can be hacked, guessed, or socially engineered. In order to truly provide better security and ensure acceptance by users, both factors have to be quick, easy, and secure when used together."

Sensible Vision holds the patents to highly secure face recognition combined with ANY simultaneous second factor. It can be a touch gesture, memorized shape sequence, or even the fingerprint reader or other methods that are already in many mobile devices and computers today. This second factor is input at the same time that the user's face is recognized and allows users to be protected both by something they are - their face - and something they know.

A typical two-factor login with Sensible Vision's FastAccess Face Recognition takes less than two seconds. Contrast this to traditional methods that require ten seconds or more and often involve sending a PIN to a separate mobile device.

"The result of a fast login and convenient user experience is dramatically increased user acceptance and, therefore, much better security for all users," said Brostoff.

Sensible Vision partners with leading device OEMs to provide this security to home, small business, and enterprise users globally. And its technology and patents allow for future integration with operating systems, apps, devices, and programs to provide transparent security and deep personalization at a level previously unattainable - all while being quick and easy enough for all users to remain compliant.

In addition to the patent for simultaneous two-factor authentication with face recognition, Sensible Vision also holds a number of patents (with more pending) that:

  • Provide continuous security to know WHO a user is all the time, not just at the moment when passwords or fingerprints are entered.
  • Increase the security and reliability of face recognition in difficult or low-lighting scenarios

Visit www.sensiblevision.com/download to download a free trial of FastAccess Anywhere Face Recognition for your Windows, Android, and Apple iOS devices.

About Sensible Vision

Headquartered in Cape Coral, Florida, Sensible Vision Inc. (www.sensiblevision.com) is the leading provider of face recognition for convenience and security for computers and mobile devices. Since 2006, FastAccess Facial Recognition for Windows has been speeding logins and protecting information, with over 7 million installations worldwide. Partners include Dell, Intel, Sony, Logitech, and others. FastAccess for Windows is available directly from Sensible Vision and on select Dell and Sony laptops.

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