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Controlling user access to electronic resources without password

United States Patent

9,740,846
August 22, 2017
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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 a communication device of a user. An individual and a landmark are identified within the image. Determinations are made that the individual is the user and that the landmark is a predetermined landmark. Access to a restricted computing resource is granted based on the determining that the individual is the user and that the landmark is the predetermined landmark. Other embodiments are disclosed.
Smith; Fred Hewitt (Old Town, ME)
ANGEL SECURE NETWORKS, INC. (Old Town, ME)
14/ 720,970
May 25, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This 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.