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 Thom_Holwerda on Thu 14th Sep 2017 09:40 UTC in reply to "article flawed"
Thom_Holwerda
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An active solution - such as Face ID - is more difficult to defeat 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 ).


Not really. Hold down detainee, hold up phone in front of his face. If detainee closes eyes, hold up phone unexpectedly during interrogation.

Biometrics like this are convenience, not security.

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