Face ID: How secure is iPhone X's next-gen authentication technology?

FaceID tech is designed to only recognise users when they have both their eyes open and are looking straight at the phone as per Apple

FaceID tech is designed to only recognise users when they have both their eyes open and are looking straight at the phone as per Apple

Apple says that Face ID has been tuned in such a way that even if the TrueDepth cameras detect your face, the iPhone X will still not unlock.

In order for Face ID to function and unlock the device, is the facial recognition system "always on/5 meaning does Face ID perpetually search for a face to recognize?"

Andrew Bud is the CEO of iProov, a company whose patented facial verification technology assures institutions, enterprises, websites and online service providers that a returning user is genuine, and guards users against fraudulent attempts to gain access to personal data or use a stolen identity. "Is it now possible - either remotely or through physical access to the device - for either Apple or a third party to extract and obtain usable faceprint data from the iPhone X?".

Otherwise, Franken asked whether Apple could later decide to change its mind and begin storing that facial-recognition data remotely. He wants reassurance that won't ever happen. Face ID projects more than 30,000 invisible dots to create a precise depth map of your face.

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Apple Inc. shares were trading at $158.96 per share on Thursday morning, down $0.69 (-0.43%). If someone attempts to unlock your phone a number of times without your fingerprint, a passcode will be required to reactivate Touch ID.

Apple addressed some of these issues during the event, with Schiller saying that just holding the iPhone X up will not work if it's not properly aligned with a person's face.

But then again, something like this happening right when Apple was demonstrating a groundbreaking technology for the first time, is pretty embarrassing. Since this is something you are rather than something you know, police could oblige you to unlock your phone. Yet, given that they come from Apple's most ardent fans, they also seem genuine concerns of the existing iPhone users.

What are the legal implications of unlocking your device with your face?

But Apple took that technology and miniaturized it to the point where it could install it into the one device we carry around all day long, the smartphone.

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Maharaj is a bit more skeptical and said only time will tell as there are more hurdles for the technology here in the U.S. But because your phone is a gateway to the most personal details of your life-email, photos, banking apps, etc-the privacy risk is too great, so I won't be using it.

And that pesky bit about Face ID actually securing your device against low-tech hacks?

"However, substantial questions remain about how Face ID will impact iPhone users' privacy and security, and whether the technology will perform equally well on different groups of people", the letter further read.

KitGuru Says: While the fact that Face ID didn't activate immediately on stage at Apple's event, anyone familiar with Touch ID should have been able to recognise what went wrong.

Face ID in the iPhone X will only recognize one person
Apple's software chief dealt with the hiccup by moving on to a back-up device, which worked as intended. Apple has explained what happened during its first demo of Face ID which appeared to have failed.

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