Latest IPhone X Face ID Feature, Not Easy to Hack and Access Says Apple
Despite all the positive reviews and feedback about the newest Apple gadget known as the iPhone X, it appears that there is an important concern that the users need to consider for owning one. Based on the latest shared news reports online, this latest innovative gadget by the popular electronic device maker easily permits the law enforcement to reveal the personal information of the user.
This can permit the authority to access the information through the facial recognition.
Even if the device features an interesting no lifting finger when unlocking the phone as designed by Apple, there might be possible concern about invasion of privacy that affects the users. According to the reports, the newest facial recognition feature of the iPhone X might potential give the law enforcement to access the personal information of those people who are using such electronic mobile device.
This also means that the police authority does not need to issue a warrant because the included Face ID feature gives them easier access to the information of the user even without asking for permission.
Without any doubt, Apple Inc. has produced many innovative electronic devices and proved its impressive reputation in the advancing technology. The announcement on Tuesday about the latest units of the giant tech company is another breakthrough to consider. On the other hand, the spreading issue about the unsure protection of the users’ personal information with the latest iPhone X somehow bothers the public.
According to the shared information through Forbes, Apple designed this latest unit to easily unlock the phone without requiring finger touching because it can open through the Face ID. It revealed this intriguing feature during the launching on Tuesday held at the Steve Jobs Theater.
From the statement of Phil Schiller as detailed by forvbes.com, he revealed that the Face ID will learn the face of the user and has the capacity to adapt in recognizing the changes on the appearance of the user. With the inclusion of an advanced TrueDepth camera system on the mobile device, it will not fail in recognizing the exact user because the camera has impressive technological features already.
Schiller added that the giant tech company likewise worked with some experts in Hollywood for mask testing attacks. Apple believes that there is only a very slight chance that a stranger can unlock the phone if owned by a different user whose face had been firstly recognized by the device.
Phil Schiller is the Senior Vice President of Apple Inc.
Unfortunately, the convenience that this latest Apple device offers the users is somehow troubled due to the privacy security issue. Based on the observation of some knowledgeable individuals about the problem, it may be possible now for the law enforcement to access personal information through the Face ID identifier. Unlike the usual Touch ID, the police authority cannot easily access the data because it requires the fingerprint of the user, which they believe is safer than the latest unlocking system.
Some concern individuals even posted their opinion through Twitter and published through rt.com online. They expressed what they think is the possible effective of the newest iPhone X facial recognition feature.
From the shared information through Wired, there is an instance back in 2009 that by simply using a printed image of the person who owns the device, it is possible to fool the facial recognition feature once it scanned the picture. This just proves that strangers can still defeat such security feature from an electronic device.
However, Apple revealed that the users need not to worry because the TrueDepth camera system uses a special infrared lighting that recognizes almost 30,000 unseen dots on the face of the user and so it is not possible for anyone to unlock the device illegally through the latest Face ID.
The giant tech company does not agree that it can be hacked by anyone.