Apple adds new security measure for iOS devices with touchID sensor

Apple contrata a un experto de Microsoft y Amazon para que dirija la seguridad interna de su compañía

iOS devices are some of the safest in the world in terms of privacy, and that’s not something you can get by resting on your laurels. As reflected in MacRumors, Apple has added a new security measure for the iPhone and iPad that features a touchID sensor.

Apple adds new security measure for iOS devices with touchID sensor
Apple adds new security measure for iOS devices with touchID sensor

From now on, when the device has not been unlocked by a numerical code within six days and has not been unlocked by a fingerprint for eight hours, this device will force the user to enter the numerical code . We may notice this in the morning, after a night without touching the iPhone and if we have been using only our finger to unlock the terminal for a long time.

The cause of this change may have been a recent ruling

An Apple representative has already said that this has been active since the first release of iOS 9, but there are doubts about that since it has not been until now that many users have noticed it . Also, the security measure has not appeared in Apple’s support documents until May 12th.

Why did Apple decide to do that? Well, it could be because of a recent ruling in the United States, which forced a woman to unlock her iPhone with the touchID sensor so that the court could access her information. The US Fifth Amendment raises questions about whether biometric authentication is protected by law, which is not the case with alphanumeric codes. So Apple has probably decided to do that to protect its (legal) back in the future .

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