Methods and System for Application Lock
Mobile technology has significantly changed and accelerated the pace at which people access, acquire, share and
generate data. Cell Phones are rich repositories of memories and content and has very sensitive data which needs to saved
and protected at any cost. We can say that privacy has become an important aspect of life and cannot be compromised.
Recent judgement of Supreme Court declaring Right to privacy as fundamental right is testimony to this fact. In this paper
the methods and apparatus are proposed to address the problem of compromised security and less flexibility by using method
of different authentication system for different applications. The paper explains about the mechanism to provide Application
lock for different applications in any communication device like mobile phones, camera etc. and Security and flexibility to
application lock /unlock. It is tried to resolve problem of compromised security and less flexibility by using method of
different authentication system for different applications. More secure Application lock with different authentication system
for different applications using.
a) Multiple authentication option decided by user based on haptic feedback to provide more security.
b) Using different pattern area based on the first letter of the Application.
c) In current scenario if user set the authentication system with pattern then he/she will have to unlock it through pattern
The methods explained in the paper provide more flexibility to user by giving user option to authenticate (unlock)
application using password or pattern. This password can be system generated based on pattern or it can be set manually.
System generated password based on the pattern drawn can be saved in database and while unlocking user can either use
pattern area or pin(password) version of pattern drawn.
Keywords - Application Lock, Haptics, System generated password.