Fwd: Unlocking for Plasma Active 2

todd rme toddrme2178 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 18:37:39 UTC 2011

On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 7:05 PM, Carl Symons <carlsymons at gmail.com> wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Carl Symons <carlsymons at gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 10:05 AM
> Subject: Re: Re: Re: Fwd: Unlocking for Plasma Active 2
> To: Martin Gräßlin <mgraesslin at kde.org>
> On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 3:27 AM, Martin Gräßlin <mgraesslin at kde.org> wrote:
>> On Sunday 09 October 2011 11:17:13 Ivan Čukić wrote:
>>> > Unless the whole disk is encrypted, if someone steals your device, he will
>>> > get your data anyways. So unless we do encryption, the only purpose of
>>> > the lock
>>> Don't get me wrong, I didn't post this because I think it is bad to
>>> provide a lockscreen like this, just to point out that it shouldn't
>>> take too much time for us to:
>>> - devise a secure solution, since it can't be done
>>> - having PAM integration as a prerequisite
>> you are both right :-)
>> Obviously we cannot create a system which is secure against attacks when the
>> attacker has physical access to the system (cold boot attacks, grub attack).
>> So we don't need to secure against that (same is true for general screen
>> locker on desktop).
>> On the other hand we have to make it so secure that it should hold against
>> trivial attacks.
>> Just an idea I had: what about doing something like face recognizion? We have
>> a web cam...
>> Cheers
>> Martin
> QML widget similar to attached

Could KDE's existing gesture recognition system be used to make a
touch-gesture-unlocker similar to the android one?


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