Is Face Recognition for Mobile Apps the New Security Feature?


The next time you take a selfie on Snapchat or Instagram, just remember that it could be used for your own security. Face recognition for mobile apps is a new, simple, and user-friendly security feature that provides user authentication and detects mobile hackers. Face recognition utilizes several data facial points to verify the correct mobile user and prevent the likeliness of hacking or cyberattacks.

With biometric authentication, every user is considered “unique” and is identified by their physical details. Similar to fingerprint verification, face recognition is part of biometric authentication being leveraged for mobile apps. Face recognition provides an optional smooth, effortless authentication option to increase security and improve UX (user experience).

VASCO Data Security International, for example, is a security company experimenting with face recognition for mobile apps. Face recognition is usually as easy as taking a selfie; the user can take a few selfies to create a correct biometric system. Next, the selfie is encrypted and stored to authenticate the user. When there’s a correct match, sometimes based on an accuracy score, then the security authentication system is complete.

Utilizing face recognition for mobile apps is especially important for an e-signature app. With identity theft on the rise, it’s important to keep your documents protected and your e-signature highly secure. Many e-signature vendors offer multi-factor authentication, which includes fingerprint verification for Android, iPad, and iOS apps, such as SignNow.

SignNow, for example, offers fingerprint verification to secure users’ accounts and keep their e-signatures protected from cybercriminals 24/7. Touchscreen verification is becoming just as increasingly crucial to security and identity protection as facial recognition. Together, the two provide extra security to your mobile apps, personal information, and sensitive documents.

E-signature customers, businesses, and mobile users can all utilize facial recognition or touchscreen verification to secure their mobile apps and protect their information. Organizations can strengthen their security measures by adopting facial or touch screen recognition and providing an overall more productive and safe work environment.