RIP Philo

Please be aware that your fingerprint ID on iPhone is bad.

I've heard a proposal that your fingerprint should NOT be a password -- passwords should be changed.  Instead, it can be like a user-name.  Everyone knows your user-name.  You don't change your user-name very often, if at all.

But your password, nobody should know it, and you should change it periodically just in case someone learns what it is.

You can't change your fingerprint.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
November 7th, 2017 2:51pm
They need a consciousness detector. Is the person awake?
Permalink Tristin 
November 7th, 2017 2:51pm
If it can be recorded - needed for the device to allow you access - it can be copied and replayed.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
November 7th, 2017 3:18pm
Exactly.  And once recorded -- well, your finger print is your fingerprint.  Amputation and replacement with an alternate finger seems an extreme step.

So use fingerprint for ID -- NOT for password.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
November 7th, 2017 3:19pm
My wife is welcome to look at anything I own or look at anything I do.

She knows all my passwords.
Permalink Legion 
November 7th, 2017 5:56pm
So you can change your password a max of 10 times over your life.

Do toes have whorls like fingers do? If so make that 20.
Permalink Send private email xampl9 
November 8th, 2017 7:52pm
"you can change your password a max of 10 times"

Say what now? Is that an actual limitation of the iPhone?
Permalink Reality Check 
November 8th, 2017 8:03pm
It's a physical limitation of your digits.  On your hand.  Fingers, in other words.  You only have 10.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
November 9th, 2017 8:42am

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