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Apple says the iPhone X's facial recognition system isn't for kids

Apple says the iPhone X's facial recognition system isn't for kids

The most telling answers on Face ID come from a white paper the company's posted on its security. The iPhone X's screen covers the whole face while iPhone 8 is more like traditional iPhones with a frame. Apple Pay requires you to "confirm intent" by double-clicking the sleep button before holding the phone up to the payment terminal. To identify users, the camera system takes a 3D scan of their faces. The particular component in short supply is a dot projector that uses a laser to beam 30,000 infrared dots across a user's face to map the person's unique characteristics, the Journal said.

But that technology, dubbed Face ID, won't be for everyone. But, he said, Apple has built in security that might make the job so labor-intensive and expensive that it wouldn't be worth it. Hackers like technical challenges, but when there's real money on the line they'll tend to go for the low-hanging fruit. By matching against the 3D image of your face, for example, Apple says you can't simply spoof the system with a 2D photograph, which doesn't have any depth. Another boost to Face ID security is a separate neural network specifically created to thwart spoofing attacks.

That data never gets uploaded to the cloud, saved off-device even in backups, or is shared with Apple. "It is not sent to Apple, nor is it included in device backups", the white paper reads.

That set of numbers is then stored in the "secure enclave" inside the A11 Bionic processor (the same place where the Apple Pay data is stored).

What if I start wearing glasses, or put on a hat?

Maybe you forgot to shave for a few days, or chose to cut off all your hair.

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Mogull said Face ID can probably be fooled if somebody tried hard enough. According to Apple, "these augmentation processes allow Face ID to keep up with dramatic changes in your facial hair or makeup use, while minimizing false acceptance".

"At Apple, we believe privacy is a fundamental human right", the site says. Once you've registered your face with the system, Face ID will update its model by occasionally pulling images from successful login photos.

The problems involve the iPhone X's most important feature: Face ID.

The only time your images can leave the phone is when you call Apple's support service, AppleCare. Conversely, if Face ID fails to recognize you, but the match quality is higher than a certain threshold and you immediately follow the failure by entering your passcode, Face ID takes another capture and augments its enrolled Face ID data with the newly calculated mathematical representation.


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