I hate passwords. They’re clunky, unsafe, long and complex by necessity, hard to remember, and easy to forget.

And hackers have their choice of ways to steal them: keyloggers, phishing scams, and data breaches. But they do fail in predictable ways.

Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about Apple’s cutting-edge Face ID authentication technology. Released with the flagship iPhone X earlier this year, Face ID uses sophisticated tech to identify the person holding the phone.

In addition to creating a 3D map of your face, Face ID uses machine learning to adapt as you, say, grow a mustache, don glasses, or move into different light settings. All the effort that has gone into developing Face ID is intended to fix the flaws of previous face-authentication technologies, which could often be fooled with a still image or a flat video of a face. Read more from pcmag.com…

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