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Face recognition - what is it?

There are many ways to protect a smartphone from strangers' eyes. One of them is face recognition. Unlike the PIN, it is particularly secure.

The very first cell phones had a key lock. At that time, it had a practical reason above all: with the key lock switched on, calls were not accidentally made or meaningless text messages were sent and the credit was not used up in one fell swoop. In the meantime, the key lock has another practical reason as well: data protection is particularly important in the age of smartphones and the Internet. Mainly because many users no longer just snap photos and shoot videos, but also conduct banking transactions or save confidential information on their smartphones or tablets. There are many ways to save the content of your mobile phone securely and to block it for strangers: pattern lock, PIN, fingerprint lock and face recognition. While patterns and PINs can easily be spied on by unauthorized persons, smartphones secured by fingerprints or face recognition are particularly safe from prying eyes.

Face Recognition - What Makes It So Safe?

The advantage of face recognition is that unauthorized persons cannot unlock your smartphone without your face, because the sensors in the front camera record the difference between different people very precisely. Many smartphones, for example newer iPhone models with Face ID, even make a 3D model of your face, so it is not enough to hold a photo of you in front of the camera to unlock the phone. But facial recognition has another benefit for you: You no longer have to memorize a PIN or pattern and, accordingly, you can no longer forget them.

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