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CONTROLLING USER ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC RESOURCES WITHOUT PASSWORD

United States Patent Application

20170316196
A1
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Described herein are devices and techniques for remotely controlling user access to a restricted computer resource. The process includes obtaining an image from equipment of a user, wherein the image includes an indication of an individual and an indication of a local environment. The individual is identified within the image to obtain an identification of the individual, and the local environment is determined as a predetermined local environment based on the identification of the local environment. Access to a restricted computing resource is facilitated based on the determining that the individual is the user and that the local environment is the predetermined local environment. Other embodiments are disclosed.
Smith, Fred Hewitt (Old Town, ME)
15/ 646,943
July 11, 2017
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] The invention was made with Government support under Grant No. DE-FG02-08ER5047 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government may have certain rights in this invention.