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August 23, 2017

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paul

It looks like Face ID is a joke!

10-year-old was able to unlock his mom’s iPhone using Face ID

https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/14/16650394/10-year-old-unlock-mom-iphone-face-id

Jim Glue

That doesn't make FaceID a joke...nor does the alleged spoofing done by mask. A joke is what Samsung delivered where a printout of your facebook profile photo can be used to unlock your phone.

TouchId was spoofed within weeks of it's release as well. Biometrics are not a fool proof security measure. Neither are pass codes. Neither are really long and complicated pass codes.

Seeing as you unlock your phone hundreds of times a day...having a very secure, quick and easy way is a big step up from no passcode and from long, cumbersome pass codes.

While Apple didn't mention mother to child, they said twins may not be distinguishable and young children aren't good candidates either.

Speaking of not fool proof....there are stories where children unlocked their sleeping parent's phones with TouchId.

paul

@Jim Glue

>That doesn't make FaceID a joke...

Yes, it does!

>While Apple didn't mention mother to child, they said twins may not be distinguishable

Jim, have you read the article? A child, without printing any kind of mask, was able to open mom's iPhone! Everybody knows that a child is not able to open with his fingerprint the iPhone of his mom (because the fingerprints from point of view of TouchID are very different). BUT Face ID cannot make a distinction between mom's face and son's face which clearly indicates that the Face ID is a joke.

Jim Glue

We've already had stories of children unlocking their parent's phones with touchId while the parents were sleeping.

If you think biometrics have to be 100% fool proof to be effective...you just don't know much about the subject matter.

Lucrezia Donati

Well well well

Jim Glue starting to show his true face
the face of iSheep

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