A good idea?
I was about to comment about how stupid this is, but then realised I doubt I am the target market for this, and I think we are missing the big picture here, I know a number of people (5 off the top of my head) who do not bother having a password, code, or swipe entry into their phone at all,(no matter what I say) you can literally pick one up and unlock the screen and there you go, Facebook, twitter, email, and a bank app on the screen, now wait, I have been defeated by the bank needing a 4 digit code, hmmmm considering this person doesn’t bother or can’t remember a 4 digit code to open their phone, let me try…. 1234…. Tada!
This kind of nonsense and stupidity might be scoffed at by the majority of us, who understand the need for security, but we would not use this, and I don’t think its being aimed at people “in the know”
I can guarantee that if this was able to be done on the type of phone the people I am talking about all have they will change the picture as often as they change their wall paper as it will be seen as an extension of personalising their phone.
So to me those figures of less than 3% pass rate after 5 attempts, is a lot better than the 100% when they have nothing at all, to and they can make it more secure by giving them 3 instead of 5 attempts