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Selfies Can Now Be Used as Passwords

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December 2, 2013
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FaceCrypt is a new app that will let you hide all of the important personal information on your iPhone or iPad behind a selfie. The app allows you to take a picture, but the subject must blink in order to gain access. Meaning we all know, but can't use, Kim Kardashian's password. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.


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