Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Sep 2017 21:56 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption

If you value the security of your data - your email, social media accounts, family photos, the history of every place you've ever been with your phone - then I recommend against using biometric identification.

Instead, use a passcode to unlock your phone.

Can't argue with that - especially in place where law enforcement often takes a... Liberal approach to detainees.

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RE: article flawed
by fmaxwell on Thu 14th Sep 2017 06:15 UTC in reply to "article flawed"
fmaxwell
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2005-11-13

Agreed. The article is flawed in that the author is apparently blind to the fact (pun intended) that the iPhone will not unlock if your gaze is averted.

He is also under the mistaken impression that simply unlocking an iPhone would somehow give someone the access to "all the data, social media accounts, and bank accounts that comes with it." If you unlock my iPhone, you then have to unlock 1Password separately to get access to any of that sensitive data.

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