Oki has been eyeballing the mobile phone market and witnessed an opportunity for increased security. As a result, it has developed an iris recognition software that may help ensure undesirables are prevented access from our most cherished communications devices. Although technical details are still somewhat scarce, the Japanese …
If only they could get it working on an iPhone then some enterprising hacker could start harvesting iris scans using the recently publicised exploits and hey-presto! We can all start getting into Steve Jobs's biometrically guarded throne room using a picture of his iris held up to the camera.
A bit misleading...
The image makes it look like you can do it with the front (videocall) camera. But this is usually a much lower res device than 1megapixel - it's the rear camera that usually has the MPs.
There are a few mobiles out there with swivel cameras, but otherwise, trying to take a picture of your iris without being able to see what you're doing is liable to take a tad longer than 0.5 seconds...
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