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LG says its G Pro 2's Knock Code is safer than Apple's Touch ID

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LG says its G Pro 2's Knock Code is safer than Apple's Touch ID
LG’s brand new G Pro 2 comes with an enhanced method of unlocking the screen, called Knock Code. Based on the slightly older Knock On feature, which debuted on the LG G2, Knock Code allows users to unlock the G Pro 2 by tapping on the display “using one of 86,367 knock combinations.” LG says that “the knock pattern can be entered on any area of the screen - whether the display is turned on or off - using anywhere from two to eight taps.”

Knock Code seems to be faster than the traditional method of unlocking a screen, as it doesn’t require you to press a power button prior to making a move to unlock the device.

According to ZD Net, LG stated that Knock Code is also safer and easier to use than Apple’s Touch ID. Of course, it’s true that a group of European hackers have managed to bypass Apple’s Touch ID security (see the second source link), but it’s hard to believe that an LG smartphone with Knock Code isn’t hackable as well.

Another highlight feature of the G Pro 2 is its 13MP rear camera with OIS Plus. Reportedly, an LG official declared that “those who use the camera for the G Pro 2 will be blown away.” Well, we’re impatiently waiting to test the camera, plus the Knock Code feature and everything else that the new 5.9-inch smartphone has to offer.

The LG G Pro 2 will be available in South Korea starting later this month, running Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. The handset will also be released internationally, but it looks like it’s going to hit the US and Europe only starting April.

source: ZD Net, Apple's Touch ID hacked

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posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:29 14

1. Nabil2511 (Posts: 152; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)

this is just pure innovation and awesomeness..

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 14:10 1

7. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

I hope someone makes a xpose module for this

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 18:23 1

8. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

I think custom ROMs for certain phones already have DoubleTap2Wake, and even Sweep2Wake (where you slide across the capacitive buttons to unlock)

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:35 6

2. E.S.1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

Oh no.... Now Apple is going to sue LG :)

I love my G2

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 10:21 6

4. Jishnusur (Posts: 139; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)

LOL! Hahha true! LG is so far the best smartphone company of 2013 and 2014. The knock code is convenient and is effective unlike the sensor which unlocks by the tongue! XD

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:56 5

3. a961009 (Posts: 120; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)

Sometimes, I think am lucky as I am South Korean......

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 11:48 4

6. Haridenberg (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)

You're so damn lucky, man! :D

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 10:25 1

5. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)

lg is drunk and apple sux. btw if i had to chose between the two i would go for lg.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 21:53 1

9. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Those LG girls! *whistles*

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