Reports: Next iPhone might read your fingerprints

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stg58, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    iPhone fingerprints? Not me.
    Some Android products use facial recognition, not me.
    What is next a DNA scan?
    As we store more and more of our personal lives on smartphones, mobile security is becoming increasingly crucial. A password offers some protection, but it may not deter a serious hacker.
    For users of Apple devices, more help might be on the way.
    According to several reports, the next version of Apple's mobile operating system suggests future iPhones will have biometric scanners that read fingerprints. A user could register his or her prints with the device, then place a thumb on the home button to unlock the phone.
    Fingerprint verification could also add an extra layer of security when making mobile payments, for example.
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  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I like technology, but I don't trust the corporate government machine. It's a good idea, I use biometrics on the laptop.

    But I still use an outdated prepaid cellphone, no *smart phone* here.
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  3. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Keyless entry devices already use biometrics
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  4. Pop_45

    Pop_45 Monkey

    I too have a dumb phone. It won't take pictures, doesn't have GPS (that I can find). The only thing it does is make and receive calls and texts. And here in Central Texas where I'm at now, it won't even do that.
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