Inspiration

  • 600,000 Facebook accounts are hacked every day [1].
  • In May 2016, 24 million Gmail accounts were hacked [2].

String passwords aren't very secure, because anyone can type a password. But only you have your face!

What it does

Visage lets you log in to your social media accounts using your face as a password.

How we built it

The product is a Chrome extension which uploads images to a Node.js server hosted on AWS.

Facial recognition is performed on the images using Python and OpenCV. For facial recognition we trained a logistical regression model on a dataset of eigenfaces generated from the AT&T Database of Faces [3] as well as normalized images of Matt's face.

When Visage verifies your face, a new tab opens for each of your social media sites. Login is done automatically by selecting text inputs and buttons with jQuery.

We use Twilio to send an alert to the user if an intruder attempts to sign into their browser.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

It works!

[1] https://techcrunch.com/2011/10/28/facebook-sees-600000-comprised-logins-per-day/

[2] http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-passwords-idUSKCN0XV1I6

[3] http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/dtg/attarchive/facedatabase.html

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