Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective?
In our world today, most humans own or have access to a smartphone, phablet,or tablet. And for most people these devices holds their every day data and privacy. From private photos, videos and audios to bank aevery day data and privacy. From private photos, videos and audios to bank account, office or school details. So the need for strong protection of our smartphones.
Two main brands/operating systems seem to be leading the way in smartphone Security: Android and Apple Technology. While Apple boast of better security with their "Touch ID" against Android's fingerprint scanner (although the Android tech giant, Samsung has raised the standard with their ultrasonic fingerprint scanner on their Galaxy s10 and note 10 series); and ''Face ID' which is a 3D scanner against Android's face unlock which is 2D, I still call all these gimmick and special effects when it comes to smartphone Security.
Comparing these four major security passlocks in ascending order of their effectiveness:
1. Face unlock
2. Fingerprint scanner
3. Pattern unlock
With face unlock and fingerprint scanner, a person's smartphone could unlocked while asleep or if held at gunpoint (for those who might have watched the movie "Superfly").
With pattern unlock, your thumb's print movement can be traced to get the actual pattern (one Aboki that has a phone charging & repairing shop showed me this trick).
But with a traditional password comes the most effective security measure in the sense that you must be highly conscious to initiate an unlock and even when at gunpoint you can refuse to unlock your phone and there's nothing the opposition can do about it.
In summary, the traditional password unlock is the most secure for our smartphones and I'll encourage everyone to stick to it.