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 nrlz on Thu 14th Sep 2017 06:53 UTC in reply to "article flawed"
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because you need to actually have your eyes open and be looking at the device. You could be tricked into doing so, certainly, but it would be challenging ( and comical )

Take advantage of human being's natural fight-or-flight response.

1. Don't let the user know you are preparing to unlock their phone.
2. Stand behind him/her holding the phone up to their face.
3. Make a REALLY LOUD noise like glass breaking behind them.
4. Humans will naturally turn around to the source of the danger with eyes wide open.

Come to think of it, here's another way.

1. Print out a photoshopped picture of the target in an incriminating pose on high quality paper.
2. Carefully stick it on their phone so it looks like it is loaded on the phone screen.
3. Pretend that you have unlocked their phone.
4. Ask them why their phone has a picture of them doing whatever.
5. Show it to them.
6. Target looks straight at the phone in surprise and are confused by the photo.
7. Phone is unlocked.

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RE[2]: article flawed
by avgalen on Thu 14th Sep 2017 09:26 in reply to "RE: article flawed"
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Summary: <in loud voice>Hey, is this your phone?

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