BIOMETRICS TECH DEVELOPING FAST – BUT WILL IT BE SUFFICIENTLY SECURE, RELIABLE AND USER FRIENDLY?

When Apple Inc released its iPhone X in November 2017, it took about a week until news broke that Vietnamese security firm Bkav cracked the phone’s revolutionary facial recognition security lock, Face ID, with a composite mask of 3D-printed plastic, silicone, makeup and simple paper cut-outs. Face ID, which had been applauded for storing biometric data locally on the device rather than on a centralised server that could be targeted by hackers, enables the user to unlock their phone, pay for products and use mobile apps just by glancing at his device. Although ...


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