Google has decided to give up the fingerprint scanner for advanced face recognition technology based on four different sensors - but the first evidence doesn't give us much confidence in the technology
Google's new Pixel 4 they Many contrastsOn the one hand you can find the highest quality OLED screens in the mobile market to date and advanced and unique photo capabilities, but on the other hand their storage volume is modest and somewhat limited, the batteries are also smaller than usual in the field (especially when it comes to the standard Pixel 4 model with The 2,800mAh unit is almost ridiculous) and the lack of wide-angle or 4K60 video capabilities Noticeable drawbacks And undeniable in comparison to all Unlocked Another modern at the same price levels.
Another feature Google has chosen to go against is device security - where the back-fingerprint scanner of the previous Pixel models has been replaced by face-recognition technology only, despite the use of OLED technology panels that could allow the use of an "invisible" biometric sensor built into the screen. The tech giant included an advanced sensor array On both Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL To ensure super-fast, and seemingly reliable, face recognition - but while speed is exciting in relation to other technology applications, the level of security seems to be a slightly different story that sheds light on the entire move.
Presently, the face recognition mechanism on thepixel 4 can be desired even when the identified person closes their eyes - and this opens a window to using technology to unlock the devices even without the intended user's consent and knowledge, when he is asleep (or even dead, according to a more extreme example given on the network).
Supposedly, without the use of information on the user's eyes, and without any proof that this is a real and honest person in front of the cameras and no sophisticated forgery, there seem to be quite a few potential opportunities to "work" on the system (even if they are not proven at this time) - when at the same time Google does not appear to have any plans to change the mechanism, with a requirement for a wink or any other active gesture from the user. Faster? Certainly - but probably not very sure.
Users who do not like this security gap will not be able to choose another biometric detection mechanism because there are none, but will only be able to opt out of face-recognition for a password-based security mechanism or lock pattern that is not as intuitive or agile as usual. Beyond that, this seems to be another possible disadvantage of the duty Google, It's pretty hard to explain.
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