These dramatic LG commercials show the advantages of Knock Code (on the G3 and not only)

These dramatic LG commercials show the advantages of Knock Code (on the G3 and not only)
Ever since unveiling Knock Code for the first time (in February), LG touted it as being safer than other screen unlocking methods (including Apple’s Touch ID). Now, LG has finally made a series of commercials to show us exact scenarios in which Knock Code can better protect your smartphone’s security. There are four commercials to watch, each tying to conclude that Knock Code is better than fingerprint recognition, face detection, pattern lock, or pin codes. If you want our opinion, Knock Code can indeed be better in some situations, but not so much in others.

As you may know, Knock Code is one of the features of LG’s brand new G3 flagship smartphone, but it’s also compatible with older devices, including the G2, G2 mini, and so on.

All four Knock Code commercials are embedded below. Meanwhile, if you want to know how to set up Knock Code on the G3, check out our video tutorial here - where we’re arguing that the feature isn’t as secure as LG believes it to be (at least not when you’re using a simple code).


source: LG Mobile (YouTube)

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18 Comments

1. ChandlerBing

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

LG G3, a Samsung Galaxy S5 knockoff, now available in the stores.

5. Run.n.Gun

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Go make some friends

13. xeonfire

Posts: 94; Member since: Feb 15, 2014

Yes, Chandler, do stay in the 90's, 2014 and beyond may be too much for you...

21. Zack20

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S5 - iphone 6 knockoff, already available in the stores. :-)

2. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Safer, pfft .. yeah right. Funny commercials though, way better than htc.

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung Knox has been build into Android L. Everyone will that uses L will have access to Knox.

6. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

the word "hippo" means river horse in greek. Just thought I would join you in stating unrelated facts.

22. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

You, sir, just gave me the best laugh of the day! That was perfect :)

4. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Cute, but gesture unlock is still the best security.

7. winter_hat

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Up to 6 'knocks' with one of 4 possibilities for each knock. It's 4^6 = 4096. It's not even as safe as a 4 digit pin (10,000 possibilities, 0-9999) and definitely not as safe as Touch ID.

12. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Can we get the correct set of rules for applying the knock code? I am sure it's not 4^6. Nevermind, LG's site says 86,367. I think that means the same quarter cannot be used consecutively.

17. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

You can actually use the same quarter consecutively.

16. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

For knock code, the number of combination is 87,376. Since you can set your knock code from 2 knocks and up to 8. Then the math becomes 2 knocks: 4 x 4 = 16 3 knocks: 4 x 4 x 4 = 64 4 knocks: 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 = 256 5 knocks: 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 = 1024 6 knocks: 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 = 4096 7 knocks: 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 = 16384 8 knocks: 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 = 65536 Then you add them all up, that'll give you 87,376 It might seem safe, but it wouldn't be hard to look at how a person knock on his screen from across the room. Honestly, the finger scanner is still safer since there is only one set of fingerprint will work, but then if it doesn't success you'll just have to break the 4 digit pin code anyway.

14. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

NFC unlock !!!

15. leroy98

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 29, 2014

Samsung and others have more unlock possibilities. A 16 digit pin. 10^16= 10.000.000.000.000.000 possibilities.

18. Orbitman

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 09, 2011

not trying to be that guy, but these commercials are full of misogyny. they're essentially saying lock your phone better or some woman (who are all apparently paranoid) in your life will find it and go crazy and break sh*t

19. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

hahaha funny ads i enjoyed it but i prefer apples implementation of touch id

20. abhayks

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

BB10 picture password is much much better than Knock code...

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