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Lenovo VeriFace Recognition (video)

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lenovo veriface recogitionLenovo’s VeriFace Recognition let’s you use your face as your password. Instead of typing in your password, the Lenovo IdeaPad’s webcam detects your face and automatically logs you into your account. Matt Kohut says this system is secure and is tough to trick. Check out the video demo below.


James from jkOnTheRun pointed out that this technology isn’t new. In fact he bought an IBM web cam about ten years ago that did the same thing.

VerifFace will probably sway a lot of consumers to buy a Lenovo product for the first time. It’s super simple to use and definitely has a ‘wow’ factor.

74 Comments

  1. Very McToaster

    June 30, 2008 at 2:44 am

    “James from jkOnTheRun pointed out that this technology isn’t new. In fact he bought an IBM web cam about ten years ago that did the same thing.”
    Lenovo OWNS IBM

  2. Very McToaster

    June 29, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    “James from jkOnTheRun pointed out that this technology isn’t new. In fact he bought an IBM web cam about ten years ago that did the same thing.”
    Lenovo OWNS IBM

  3. Mauricio

    July 21, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    hi i have a laptop lenovo with veriface recognition secure but i can configurate the veriface system so everybody can use my laptop if they know my password please help me!!!!

  4. Mauricio

    July 21, 2008 at 8:12 am

    hi i have a laptop lenovo with veriface recognition secure but i can configurate the veriface system so everybody can use my laptop if they know my password please help me!!!!

  5. Xavier

    July 21, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Mauricio- with Veriface enabled you can still access your Lenovo notebook if you know the password.
    As far as I know there’s no way to bypass this and force it to ignore Windows login passwords.
    I don’t think you’d really want to set it up like you’re saying, even if you could.
    From what we’ve seen, Veriface isn’t always reliable, especially in varied lighting conditions.

  6. Xavier

    July 21, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Mauricio- with Veriface enabled you can still access your Lenovo notebook if you know the password.
    As far as I know there’s no way to bypass this and force it to ignore Windows login passwords.
    I don’t think you’d really want to set it up like you’re saying, even if you could.
    From what we’ve seen, Veriface isn’t always reliable, especially in varied lighting conditions.

  7. Affendy

    August 10, 2008 at 3:23 am

    I am using lenovo Y410, pls advice me on how to start using my VeriFace Facial Recognition on my notebook.

  8. Affendy

    August 9, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    I am using lenovo Y410, pls advice me on how to start using my VeriFace Facial Recognition on my notebook.

  9. Mohd Najib Affendy

    August 10, 2008 at 3:25 am

    Hi, i am using lenovo Y410. i would like to find out on how to use the VeriFace facila Recognition on my notebook. Please advice me, thanks guys

  10. Mohd Najib Affendy

    August 9, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Hi, i am using lenovo Y410. i would like to find out on how to use the VeriFace facila Recognition on my notebook. Please advice me, thanks guys

  11. thatGuy

    August 20, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    @Very McToaster

    Lenovo does not own IBM. They own their PC division, not the entire company.

  12. thatGuy

    August 20, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    @Very McToaster

    Lenovo does not own IBM. They own their PC division, not the entire company.

  13. thatGuy

    August 20, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    @Mauricio and Xavier,

    You can just click on the Vista icon below and enter your password, bypassing Veriface.

  14. thatGuy

    August 20, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    @Mauricio and Xavier,

    You can just click on the Vista icon below and enter your password, bypassing Veriface.

  15. Slawts

    August 25, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    I just purchaed the lenovo idea pad with Veriface. I’m having problems with Veriface. If I reboot or shutdown it takes forever for the program to recognize my face and sign me back into my computer. I’ve changed the lighting in the room, removed my eye glasses etc. The only time it seems to rectify itself is when I press the NOVO key. Any suggestions to solve this problem? Can I disable it so you just sign in by typing in your password?

    Thanks.

  16. Slawts

    August 25, 2008 at 8:05 am

    I just purchaed the lenovo idea pad with Veriface. I’m having problems with Veriface. If I reboot or shutdown it takes forever for the program to recognize my face and sign me back into my computer. I’ve changed the lighting in the room, removed my eye glasses etc. The only time it seems to rectify itself is when I press the NOVO key. Any suggestions to solve this problem? Can I disable it so you just sign in by typing in your password?

    Thanks.

  17. carlos e. boado

    September 19, 2008 at 5:54 am

    I am using my lenovo y410 and the veriface technology is not working so accurately and it take so long to verify the registered user, thus, i’m using my password to open it.

    Kindly give me an advice on how to shorten the face verification. Maybe it will only take 5 seconds upon verification then automatically open by not using the password.

    thank you very much.

  18. carlos e. boado

    September 18, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    I am using my lenovo y410 and the veriface technology is not working so accurately and it take so long to verify the registered user, thus, i’m using my password to open it.

    Kindly give me an advice on how to shorten the face verification. Maybe it will only take 5 seconds upon verification then automatically open by not using the password.

    thank you very much.

  19. Neymer

    September 30, 2008 at 7:33 am

    I’m using lenovo Y510, Please advise me how to use veriface.

  20. Neymer

    September 30, 2008 at 12:33 am

    I’m using lenovo Y510, Please advise me how to use veriface.

  21. fakir

    October 2, 2008 at 11:26 am

    well…i was wondering about this “veriface” if it can be use by other type of laptops? for instance, Compaq presario,dell,acer… actually,i`m impress with this “invention” that makes me want to us it for my laptop…

  22. fakir

    October 2, 2008 at 4:26 am

    well…i was wondering about this “veriface” if it can be use by other type of laptops? for instance, Compaq presario,dell,acer… actually,i`m impress with this “invention” that makes me want to us it for my laptop…

  23. Xavier

    October 2, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    @ fakir, Veriface is a Lenovo exclusive and tied into the disk image it ships on IdeaPad notebooks. @Neymer- to setup veriface, just go to the start menu, and type in Veriface.
    You’ll have to take a couple of photos of yourself. Veriface works best if you use it in similar lighting conditions on a regular basis. The application struggles if you use it in different places- i.e. at a desk on your office, and then on a couch at home all the time that have different lighting conditions and especially if you position the cameras at different angle relative to your face.

  24. Xavier

    October 2, 2008 at 10:45 am

    @ fakir, Veriface is a Lenovo exclusive and tied into the disk image it ships on IdeaPad notebooks. @Neymer- to setup veriface, just go to the start menu, and type in Veriface.
    You’ll have to take a couple of photos of yourself. Veriface works best if you use it in similar lighting conditions on a regular basis. The application struggles if you use it in different places- i.e. at a desk on your office, and then on a couch at home all the time that have different lighting conditions and especially if you position the cameras at different angle relative to your face.

  25. prakash ranganathan

    October 15, 2008 at 6:07 am

    plz help me..i am using L 3000 Y 500…i did recovery for my lap with the recovery dvd given when i purchased…it was ok..but i lost the lenova drivers…like veriface,lenova capture,shuttle center,etc…pls help me wat is the problem and where can i find it…

    • Nicolas

      January 6, 2010 at 10:27 am

      download them for free with torrents
      1-download FDM (google it)
      2-install
      3-google search a torrent (ex: veriface torrent)
      4-download the torrent
      5-open it with FDM
      6-after Downloading open the setup it is in usually in C/Downloads (or the directory you chose)

  26. prakash ranganathan

    October 14, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    plz help me..i am using L 3000 Y 500…i did recovery for my lap with the recovery dvd given when i purchased…it was ok..but i lost the lenova drivers…like veriface,lenova capture,shuttle center,etc…pls help me wat is the problem and where can i find it…

  27. rajesh shah

    November 11, 2008 at 4:48 am

    this software is working fine but its not accept password for registration for domin user, u cant register for domain machine, any one have idea please let me knwo

  28. rajesh shah

    November 10, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    this software is working fine but its not accept password for registration for domin user, u cant register for domain machine, any one have idea please let me knwo

  29. Sathiya

    December 8, 2008 at 6:46 am

    Hi, I am using Lenovo Y430. i want to remove the vista and replace with Xp. is veriface supporting Xp?

    • wafik

      May 14, 2009 at 12:08 pm

      hi..Sathiya..

      i’m wafik from indonesia, i have any problem with my veriface recognition too. have u solved u’r problem??

      for more information, i am using lenovo y310 with XP n i had lost my lenovo drivers..including veriface, etc. if u have solved u’r problem, please share with me..

      please advice me, thanks guys..

  30. Sathiya

    December 7, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Hi, I am using Lenovo Y430. i want to remove the vista and replace with Xp. is veriface supporting Xp?

    • wafik

      May 14, 2009 at 5:08 am

      hi..Sathiya..

      i’m wafik from indonesia, i have any problem with my veriface recognition too. have u solved u’r problem??

      for more information, i am using lenovo y310 with XP n i had lost my lenovo drivers..including veriface, etc. if u have solved u’r problem, please share with me..

      please advice me, thanks guys..

  31. kyslik

    December 21, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Hi. I have the sane problem as Rajesh. Software is working fine and no problem spot but the one when I’m connectin g via VPN to domain and try to access remotely to some computer using another credentials as used to log into my laptop I used for. Then I just simply can’t log in to remote coputer as the screeneing screen is hanging. I tried to put PWD to access but I can type pwd but then when I click on OK to log on to remote PC, nothing happen and I just still can see screening screen and log in dialog:-( Is there any way how to set up that veriface is asking whether I would like to use that or not? I prefer alway sto choose between pwd typing, finger print or verification of face before log in. Anyway as I said if I would not need to use VPN and login to some domaain using different credentials as used for logging to my laptop then there’s no issue. thanks for any advice, kyslik

  32. kyslik

    December 21, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Hi. I have the sane problem as Rajesh. Software is working fine and no problem spot but the one when I’m connectin g via VPN to domain and try to access remotely to some computer using another credentials as used to log into my laptop I used for. Then I just simply can’t log in to remote coputer as the screeneing screen is hanging. I tried to put PWD to access but I can type pwd but then when I click on OK to log on to remote PC, nothing happen and I just still can see screening screen and log in dialog:-( Is there any way how to set up that veriface is asking whether I would like to use that or not? I prefer alway sto choose between pwd typing, finger print or verification of face before log in. Anyway as I said if I would not need to use VPN and login to some domaain using different credentials as used for logging to my laptop then there’s no issue. thanks for any advice, kyslik

  33. fred

    December 25, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    up graded to larger hard drive now i installed veriface from disc asking for user password!?????

  34. fred

    December 25, 2008 at 6:35 am

    up graded to larger hard drive now i installed veriface from disc asking for user password!?????

  35. shankar

    June 29, 2009 at 6:28 am

    what if they are twins and the system gets confused itself.

    what if we show the image of the other person in front of the cam..?

  36. shankar

    June 28, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    what if they are twins and the system gets confused itself.

    what if we show the image of the other person in front of the cam..?

  37. marco

    July 3, 2009 at 9:19 am

    What if you get fatter or slimmer, or if you get a nasty scarface?

  38. marco

    July 3, 2009 at 2:19 am

    What if you get fatter or slimmer, or if you get a nasty scarface?

  39. Les

    July 12, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Will veriface downloads work with other laptops?

    Will it work with 64bit laptops?

  40. Les

    July 11, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Will veriface downloads work with other laptops?

    Will it work with 64bit laptops?

  41. iceman

    August 12, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    is it ok if there are two users who will use the veriface?? what if i install XP on the partition of the hard disk?? Is it possible for dual boot so that i can use XP and vista?? I’m using lenovo Y430.. thanks,,

  42. iceman

    August 12, 2009 at 6:44 am

    is it ok if there are two users who will use the veriface?? what if i install XP on the partition of the hard disk?? Is it possible for dual boot so that i can use XP and vista?? I’m using lenovo Y430.. thanks,,

  43. yatish kaushik

    September 19, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    veriface recognition is not working properly on my laptop. when i go to modify any details it closes.

  44. yatish kaushik

    September 19, 2009 at 5:00 am

    veriface recognition is not working properly on my laptop. when i go to modify any details it closes.

  45. nothing

    October 16, 2009 at 6:13 am

    ABCDEFGH

  46. nothing

    October 15, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    ABCDEFGH

  47. Romeo

    October 30, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    I have it! And the camera is not able to turn on and i forgot my Code. It’s a BIG deal.

  48. Romeo

    October 30, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    I have it! And the camera is not able to turn on and i forgot my Code. It’s a BIG deal.

  49. ted

    November 23, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Doesnt work on w7

  50. Rick Hysell

    January 17, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I tried it vista 64 bit system and it DID NOT WORK, good luck

  51. lenovoformertech

    January 23, 2010 at 12:52 am

    it happens.
    actually veriface just recognize your eyes not the face

  52. franzjosephcaparas

    February 16, 2010 at 2:48 am

    MY lenovo veriface recognition is gone how i get a new veriface to instol to my computer
    pls. help me my cam not existing

  53. ted

    February 16, 2010 at 9:17 am

    My notebook came with a camera. Veriface worked for me until i upgraded to windows 7. Veriface then stopped working & microsoft told me there were problems with windows 7. So do not think i can be of much help. Sorry

  54. loz

    February 23, 2010 at 6:20 am

    does anyone know when lenovo are bringing updates for veriface which is ;ost when you upgrade to windows 7 from vista, which most sales staff dont know about until you brining the laptop back in after upgrading to windows 7 ?

  55. mark

    March 24, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    hi, i just g0t my lenovo notebook,but then i accidentally uninstalled the veriface 3.6,
    h0w can i download it or install it on my computer? pls help

  56. mark

    March 25, 2010 at 3:04 am

    hi, i just g0t my lenovo notebook,but then i accidentally uninstalled the veriface 3.6,
    h0w can i download it or install it on my computer? pls help

  57. CNIDog

    March 29, 2010 at 3:42 am

    The driver is specifically for IdeaPad U350,IdeaPad U450,IdeaPad U150, but it works on my Y510 with a new installation of Windows 7 64-bit:

    http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/en/DriversDow

  58. AvengerPR

    April 1, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Matt Kohut, hum…. you said this veriface system is tough to trick Right?…. Wrong, i just take a photo with my cellphone put it in front of my lenovo web cam and presto open like a can of soda. better put a password manualy dont be lazy people.

  59. XJDCprideX

    April 17, 2010 at 10:01 am

    i just had a new lenovo notebook laptop with veriface for my birthday gift…. and does it still logs in when i change my hair and hair color?

  60. Muroz_81

    June 26, 2010 at 8:12 am

    i have a lenovo G460. I can't find this veriface face recognition. shall i download? where and how?

  61. Reff_8888

    July 8, 2010 at 2:24 am

    hey guys ,ive just formatted my g450 ,,but where can i download this veriface software ?

  62. fred

    July 10, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    I dont know with what program i could open it withh !

  63. taylor

    August 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    how do i turn off lenovo's veriface?

  64. notebook cooling pad

    November 2, 2010 at 9:14 pm

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  65. akeem jabil

    December 17, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    the secret is poor lighting. have a well-lit environment and you have to be patient.

  66. ranmori

    December 26, 2010 at 1:41 am

    i want to turn off veriface, help me!

    becase every body knows my password

  67. Joyclyn

    February 27, 2011 at 7:18 am

    I have just removed the Veriface software from my Lenovo G450. But I cannot enter to my computer because it request me to enter the user password. I haven’t set up any passwprd before and I am so confuse now. Please help me! Thank you so much!

  68. demmy owoseni

    April 24, 2011 at 2:41 am

    pls i jst downloaded a lenovo y410 veriface recognition on my pc nd its requestin for password nd am fed-up….pls help me with it

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