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    Recognition authentication problems
    Hello,
    Can you tell me if facial-based recognition is going to harm my privacy?
    How secure is data?
    http://www.evolving-science.com/info...y-secure-00408

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    Depends on how good looking you are.

    In my case, being old and wrinkly no one is going to bother!
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    Good one, Harry.

    Seriously, the facial recognition data is stored in the secure enclave within the iPhone, not transmitted anywhere else, according to Apple. And that article assumes the incorrect technology for the Apple solution, so the resulting conclusions are invalid on the face of it. And if you read the article, it is filled with "might" and "may" and "could" statements all raising fear and doubt. It is a tin-foil hat festival!

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    And if you read the article, it is filled with "might" and "may" and "could" statements all raising fear and doubt. It is a tin-foil hat festival!
    LOL, I don't know about that Jake. I think we're going to have to refer this one to Mulder and Scully.

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    Should be easy enough to identify the person. There can't be that many people willing to pay that price for an iPhone X

    On the other hand, imagine the woman coming Home from plastic surgery and she can't use her iPhone X anymore.

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    3d printers, printing faces, hmm, that sounds scary...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nighthawk4 View Post
    Should be easy enough to identify the person. There can't be that many people willing to pay that price for an iPhone X

    On the other hand, imagine the woman coming Home from plastic surgery and she can't use her iPhone X anymore.
    Shouldn't the facial recognition work similarly to fingerprint authentication on the iPhone?

    In which case, after couple of unsuccessful unlocking the iPhone via fingerprint authentication, it'll switch to PIN authentication.

    It still remains to be seen, but in my view, it would make sense to retain the existing defaults with bio-metric authentication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    3d printers, printing faces, hmm, that sounds scary...
    That depends on the face...

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