How secure is your face? The worrying world of biometrics
Fingerprints, faces, and voices have never been less secure. The latest smartphones all boast biometric security – voice recognition, fingerprint scanning and facial recognition – promising to keep you safe. Photos, emails, messages, Facebook, WhatsApp and, maybe most importantly, the banking apps through which we control our financial lives, are all behind a wall of biometric security.
But rather than making you safer, it turns out using these technologies actually leaves you more vulnerable than relying on good old-fashioned passwords. This week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona security consultancy NCC Group showed The Memo just how easy it is to quickly crack the these security features on one of the latest Android smartphones.