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Touch-based identity faces an uncertain future after Face ID

Image: Apple/CNET Five years ago, Apple bought an obscure components company called AuthenTec for more than $350 million, one of the largest purchases in its history. The acquisition enabled the launch of Touch ID, a rapid fingerprint recognition technology that would become a hallmark of iPhones. Apple’s current-generation iPhone 8 ...

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Apple releases iOS 11.2.1 with HomeKit vulnerability fix

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/ZDNet It’s time to update your iOS devices, again. Apple on Wednesday released iOS 11.2.1. The update fixes an issue with Apple’s HomeKit home automation service that could allow unauthorized remote access to HomeKit devices such as a smart lock on the front door, lights, or a ...

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