The security of biometric login methods in our smartphones is an important and well-discussed topic. The somewhat morbid question about it is possible to log in to a dead person's Iphone with its finger is certainly not new, but has sailed up again after the mass shooting in a church in Texas, USA in early November.
After the shootings should the FBI have tried to get into the suspected robber's Iphone, writes USA Today, adding that the FBI should have been able to get into the phone if it was possible to reproduce the perpetrator's fingerprints within 48 hours of its last use. After 48 hours, passcode is required to get in.
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Men If a dead finger had worked to get into the phone, the views differed. Touch ID is a capacitive sensor that requires an electrical voltage in the finger that only living people have. According to Mashable, some experts argue that this is a method that works and should ensure that only living people can log in, while others do not trust technology.
– If fingerprint technology is equipped with what is known as "Presentation Attack Detention" in professional terms, it will safely deny false fingerprints, "said Daniel Edlund of the Swedish company Precise Biometrics to Mashable.
The question will be Even more current when a new type of biometric login method now takes place in millions of new Iphone devices – Face ID. Face Detection should not be used to log in to a dead person's face as it requires us to look at the phone, but all the same is not even the experts.
– Touch ID, clearly, says Dan Tentler, a Phobos Group security scientist, about whether Touch ID can be tricked.
– But Face ID? Hard to say, you can probably log in if you have your body and can open the eyes of the person. But on the other hand, it was a guy who shaved his beard and Face ID stopped working, so it's hard to say.
Face ID is still a very new technology, and we learn to know more and more details of how the system works in reality because.