ICE Unlock uses real fingerprint biometrics on almost any mobile device.
There are many fake applications available, but this uses your actual fingerprint.
ICE Unlock is powered by ONYX which allows users to take a picture of their fingerprints using the existing camera. No additional hardware or scanner needed.
* NOTE: ICE Unlock requires a rear-facing camera with flash, and the camera has to be able to focus on your finger. Some devices that do not focus on close objects do not work with ICEUnlock and are marked incompatible.
ICE Unlock places the power of identity control back where it belongs -- in the hands of the consumer. Pictures of your finger are turned into a template using our proprietary process and then the picture is immediately destroyed. Moreover, fingerprint templates are not transmitted to DFT or any other entity (government or otherwise). The template is stored only within the secure storage area of your device, meaning it can only be accessed by ICE Unlock. The data stored on your device cannot be used to reverse-engineer your fingerprint.
Quote from Tom's Guide: "Bitdefender's Clueful app, which rates the privacy risks of apps installed to your phone, gives ICE Unlock a "low risk" application, which means it has far less access to your phone's functions than apps such as Facebook or Twitter."
USING THE APP - The user places their hand into the rear-facing camera field of view. When the image is in focus, ICE (Identity Control Essentials) Unlock automatically captures an image of the fingers and converts it into a fingerprint. Then, it processes and matches the image allowing access to the device.
TOUCHLESS FINGERPRINT AUTHENTICATION JUST WORKS BETTER! Touch-based sensors, like the one on some phones, aren’t as accurate, are subject to wear and tear, and have a tendency to distort your fingerprint due to the pressure applied. The touchless ONYX technology used in ICE Unlock can provide higher levels of accuracy than required by the U. S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
ICE Unlock – THE FIRST MOBILE APP BUILT ON THE ONYX HD AUTHENTICATION ENGINE. The ONYX Engine is what does all of the behind the scenes processing, encoding, and matching for ICE Unlock. ONYX is designed to run mobile touchless fingerprint authentication on Android, iPhone/iPad, and Windows mobile devices to bring biometrics to enterprises. ONYX shows its flexibility by also powering applications like ICE Unlock.
- If you are requesting support please include the model of your mobile device.
* ICE Unlock currently has some known workarounds due to the way Android devices locking. ICE Unlock is not intended to be used as a sole source of security. If you require an extremely high level of security we recommend you additionally implement other security measures such as the pin, pattern, voice, or facial recognition lock screens native to the android operating system.
For more information about ONYX, see http://diamondfortress.com.