Worth Reading: Why you shouldn’t use your face to unlock your phone

Worth Reading: Why you shouldn’t use your face to unlock your phone

Today Apple announced its new FaceID technology. It’s a new way to unlock your phone through facial recognition. All you have to do is look at your phone and it will recognize you and unlock itself. At time of writing, nobody outside of Apple has tested the security of FaceID. So this article is about the security of facial recognition, and other forms of biometric identification in general.Historically, biometric identification has been insecure. … If you value the security of your data — your email, social media accounts, family photos, the history of every place you’ve ever been with your phone — then I recommend against using biometric identification. Instead, use a passcode to unlock your phone. —Quincy Larson @ Free Code Camp