Apple questioned about Face ID security by the US Senate

Cesar Mills
September 14, 2017

Rather than having to teach Siri to recognize voices at home - and this goes for every voice assistant out there - Apple will probably teach it to recognize anyone in the proximity of any device with Face ID. The technology may have come from one of Apple's acquisitions like Faceshift.

Apple had said in its press release: "All saved facial information is protected by the secure enclave to keep data extremely secure, while all of the processing is done on-device and not in the cloud to protect user privacy". We begin the comparison by explaining the working principle of each of them. In fact, Face ID, apart from the mathematical calculations, also detects how attentive you are when looking at the phone.

While it is true that the face unlocks feature has been there for at least a couple of years, it wasn't that secure and anyone could spoof it easily.

"Even so, it's fantastic to see Apple choosing face over other biometric mechanisms such as iris or voice, and taking such a robust approach to anti-spoofing". There are three main components in the iPhone X which facilitate this advanced face detection functionality. Fingerprint information is also encrypted and stored securely.

He then restarted the device and successfully entered it using Face ID, although BGR says the issue caused some to believe that the security feature "might be at fault".

Steve and Apple engineers went about crafting a way to solve this problem and along the way they discovered that there could be a lot more use cases this new system could address.

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Schiller noted on stage that Face ID's accuracy statistics are lower if someone shares a close genetic relationship with you, and Brackeen echoed this sentiment.

Moreover, Apple's smart software and precise hardware can clearly distinguish between your real face and a picture of it. This history spans to System 8 Finder in 1997, up to the current version of Mac OS and now on to Face ID.

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Face ID will have a simple setup process that uses this iconography and video to instruct facial position angles. But what if you really have an identical twin? Its neural network is resilient to gradual changes of appearance, so you won't get locked out as you age or if you wear a different makeup to usual. The company added that there was nothing wrong with Face ID feature, and instead it performed exactly it was supposed to function.

Yes, Samsung's Galaxy S8 technically did the facial recognition thing first, only it wasn't particularly helpful or reliable, not to mention safe.

Now, though, Apple is trying to reassure onlookers that Face ID didn't actually misbehave. It used the same kind of infrared depth-sensing cameras as the new flagship phone.

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