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Luxand Blink

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    Feb. 08, 2012
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Editors' Review


Blink and you'll miss it. This free program adds an extra level of security to your computer through your Webcam, associating your face with your username and password so you can start using your computer after a few seconds of looking at your Webcam.

When you install the program, it will offer to run a wizard to help you set it up. The wizard will autodetect your Webcam, and give you a choice if you have more than one. After giving you a screen to click through, which serves to give you more of a chance to compose yourself for the scan, the program takes about 10 seconds to add your image to its database. The publisher Luxand, known for its facial-recognition algorithms, claims that the program is powerful enough to see through minor adjustments to your visage, including eyeglasses, facial hair changes, and even sunglasses. During tests with printed color photos of the reviewer's face, the program wasn't fooled. Blink was, however, able to see through sunglasses in less than 3 seconds, the same amount of time it took to log in an unaltered version of a registered face.

Blink is not the only program that adds an extra level of security to your computer through your Webcam, but it is one of the only free ones. It supports multiple users, creates a log of those who try to access the computer, offers a "learning" convenience setting and a high security setting, and the run at start-up option can be toggled off.

It has one major drawback: it only works on 32-bit computers. Considering that more and more new computers are coming out with Windows 7 x64, the lack of 64-bit support could be fatal sooner rather than later. However, for right now that's a problem that most Windows users probably won't notice. The program also doesn't allow your face to replace Web site log-ins, a logical extension of what it does. Simple in function, Blink is a must-try for its novelty, but you might just wind up keeping it for its effectiveness.

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1 stars

"Extremely Damaging Software!"

February 19, 2015  |  By terrynconnct

2015-02-19 13:00:46  |  By terrynconnct

 |  Version: Luxand Blink 2.4


Absolutely No Redeeming Qualities!


As an IT professional of 20+ years, I have never experienced an application that caused such damage to Windows 8.1. After performing an install, I logged off, never to be able to login again. No windows recovery operations worked except for a complete reset of the operating system and reinstall and reconfiguring of all my applications!


Do not install this software due to the extreme instability and damage it can cause to your operating system!

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1 stars

"It's not free."

August 22, 2012  |  By Woody_Shea

2012-08-22 12:11:12  |  By Woody_Shea

 |  Version: Luxand Blink 2.4


See below.


it's not free. That's as far as I got. I uninstalled immediately. If it's not a scam on the company's part, then they should change the classification here.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Luxand Development
Publisher web site
Release Date February 08, 2012
Date Added February 08, 2012
Version 2.4
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 19.55MB
File Name LuxandBlinkSetup.exe
Total Downloads 66,379
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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