The Face Unlock feature on Google Pixel 4 smartphones wasn’t as secure as Face ID on the iPhone

Google Pixel 4 was the first smartphone company in which they decided to abandon the familiar fingerprint scanner

fingers in favor of Face Unlock. As it turned out, she’s not so safe right now.

What is known

BBC American JournalistChris Fox found out that Face Unlock in Pixel 4 works even if the user has his eyes closed. This can be a problem. For example, when you sleep, someone easily unlocks your device. Because of this, Google even recommends keeping your smartphone in your pocket or backpack.

For comparison, iPhone Face ID sensors worksimilarly, but by default a function is activated that does not allow unlocking the smartphone with eyes closed. If you believe the early leaks of Pixel 4, Google is going to add it to your smartphone, but when this happens is still unknown.


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Source: BBC, TheVerge