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Apple Lacks in Providing Security with its New Face Recognition Functionality

apple lacks in providing security with its new face recognition functionality

iPhone X basically aimed at providing greater security with its Face Recognition technology. It is one of the costliest smartphones till date having a starting price of $999. One of the key components that hold users back to purchase this smartphone is its price.

iPhone X dropped the plan of featuring Touch ID fingerprint authentication technology but simultaneously pushed another feature within the device, that is obviously Face ID. Users can unlock their smartphones and proceed with the payments just by placing it in front of your face.

Most of us wondered that face ID would really work better than fingerprint recognition. But, is there something going wrong with this technology? The statement, “Your face is your security password” actually stands wrong.

Role of Touch ID in providing security:

Your smartphone holds a priceless information that is much more important to you than the cost of the device. Touch ID is a secure way to unlock it. This biometric device gained popularity all over the world as its very simple to use. You don’t need any password, just place your finger on the device and here the phone gets unlocked.

After few years Apple felt the insecurity of the Touch ID and hence decided to bring something strong and powerful to the market. The company then decided to eradicate touch ID from Apple’s latest smartphone iPhone X and introduced Face recognition technology.

Role of Face ID in providing security:

To keep the security at the highest level, data of the smartphone has to be kept safely in the internal memory of the device and not to be shared with any other device or computer. Face ID being secure has some of the drawbacks.

Hackers and spoofers can take your pictures and images from the social networking sites such as Facebook or Instagram and can unlock your smartphone with those pictures.

Hence, security with Face ID places a huge question before the tech giant, Apple. How should users trust that their mobile phones will remain secure?