Apple: Just squeeze the iPhone X if you’re forced into a Face ID unlock

“Apple has given the iPhone X an emergency feature that users can trigger if they’re forced by a thief or police to look at the device and unlock i,” Liam Tung writes for ZDNet.

“Apple says Face ID is even better than Touch ID at thwarting biometric spoofing thanks to the hardware setup,” Tung writes. “But just as someone else can force you to put a finger on the home button, they can also force you to look at the phone.”

“So developer Keith Krimbel asked an Apple’s senior vice president of software engineer, Craig Federighi, what happens if a thief steals your phone and then points it at your face before taking off?” Tung writes. “He posted Federighi’s response on Twitter.”

 
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MacDailyNews Take: Bio-lockout!

SEE ALSO:
Gripping buttons on both sides of iPhone X disables Face ID – September 14, 2017
Police: Apple’s new Face ID technology will make it harder for authorities to bypass enhanced security – September 13, 2017

12 Comments

  1. OMG… so when I’m being held at gunpoint to hand over my phone, not only do I need to fear for my life, but I also need to fear for my data and remember to grip the buttons on the iPhone so that my potential killer will not aim my phone at me to unlock it. Great. Maybe this will anger my potential killer so that he’ll just shoot me.

    Such lovely thoughts. Thanks Apple.

    1. Such a stupid specious comment. If the gun is out, good chance you are dead either way. And just how lawless is the USA? Most of us in the actual civilized world do not have such concerns. And most gun deaths come from a person known to the victim, usually a family member.

      1. Good points. I’ll rephrase:

        OMG… so when I’m being held at gunpoint BY MY WIFE to hand over my phone, not only do I need to fear for my life, but I also need to fear for my data and remember to grip the buttons on the iPhone so that my WIFE will not aim my phone at me to unlock it. Great. Maybe this will anger my WIFE so that SHE’LL just shoot me.

        Such lovely thoughts. Thanks Apple.

      2. Where is the “actual civilized world”. Europe? Where street bombs go off all the time and woman are raped on a regular basis by refugees? Maybe North Korea where an entire population is held hostage? I know you’re talking about the middle east where IEDs and suicide bombers are the norm. SMH….

  2. The smartest people in the world get their news from peer reviewed scientific journals and ignore the mainstream ratings-seeking crisis networks. They will all drive a person mad by taking isolated events and stitching them into a narrative that the world is falling apart. And the parrots that drag their political propaganda into this site are obviously been steeping too long in that shit.

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