Your iPhone’s Apple Face ID security feature could be more secure with a simple trick. All you need to do is smile or create any facial expression when capturing your face using the feature.
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According to GizmoChina’s latest report, Apple Face ID is currently one of the iPhone’s most efficient security features. On the other hand, it is also considered the best smartphone facial recognition system.
And now, various security experts were able to find the best way to enhance the users’ iPhone Apple Face ID system. They said that sometimes, strangers can access the users’ devices if they used a static photo of their face. But, the researchers developed a new algorithm that could help solve this issue.
They said iPhone owners should make distinct facial movements, including funny faces, when registering a new image into the smartphone’s security feature.
Why is making Apple Face ID so simple
Apple explained that its facial recognition system uses a front-facing TrueDepth camera. This feature matches and maps the physical geometry of the users’ faces. This means that s simple flat feature could not easily fool the system. However, there are still some other ways that strangers and other individuals can access your smartphone.
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A customer tries Face ID for the iPhone X at the Apple Omotesando store on November 3, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. Apple launched the latest iPhone featuring face recognition technology, a large 5.8-inch edge-to-edge high resolution OLED display and better front and back cameras with optical image stabilisation today.
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Security experts said that they discovered that some people could open a user’s iPhone when they are sleeping. D.J. Lee, an electrical and computing professor at Brigham Young University, said that this is why it is important to avoid using straight or expressionless faces when you are setting up your Apple Face ID.
On the other hand, he added that you could also use C2FIV or Concurrent Two-Factor Identity Verification. To give you more idea, here’s what it is.
What is C2FIV?
Gizmodo explained that C2FIV is a feature that allows users to register themselves performing a specific and easily repeatable facial movement. It records the facial features and lip movements of the user. If you want to know more details, you can click here.
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