Google facial password patent aims to boost Android security

Users could soon be asked to pull a series of faces to unlock their Android phones or tablets. Google has filed a patent suggesting users stick out their tongue or wrinkle their nose in place of a password. It says requiring specific gestures could prevent the existing Face Unlock facility being fooled by photos.
The Jelly Bean version of Android introduced the need for users to blink their eyes as a check, but users soon demonstrated it could be fooled.
A spokesman for Google was unable to comment on when the suggested technology might be implemented. The document – which was filed in June 2012 but has only just been published – suggests the software could track a "facial landmark" to confirm a user not only looks like the device’s owner but also carries out the right action.