1. Jayesh Saini's Avatar
    Okay! I am making things up....
    But wouldn't this be great..
    Phone is secured and u dont have to type a password everytime. Just press the trackpad and the phone is unlocked. Plus it would suit the 5 keys belt.

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    07-01-14 01:07 AM
  2. jcarlos100's Avatar
    Not ganna lie when i saw them introduced the touch ID i thought "what? Shouldn't that be on a blackberry?"

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    07-01-14 01:19 AM
  3. lukas666's Avatar
    Even I trust BlackBerry the most from all other phone manufacturers, I don't want to give my fingerprints to anyone. Never used fingerprint authentication and never will.
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    07-01-14 01:26 AM
  4. Jayesh Saini's Avatar
    that fingerprint will remain in the device only.
    Plus just an additional security feature...
    I just hate to type the password everytime I use my phone

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    07-01-14 01:27 AM
  5. Jayesh Saini's Avatar
    Not ganna lie when i saw them introduced the touch ID i thought "what? Shouldn't that be on a blackberry?"

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    Even I thought that too....

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    07-01-14 01:28 AM
  6. velkod's Avatar
    that fingerprint will remain in the device only.
    Plus just an additional security feature...
    I just hate to type the password everytime I use my phone

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    Then turn off your password lock? Turn it on when you go out or something in case you lose it. If you're at home or something just keep it off. I have never used password lock. No issues here, my phones always on or very near me
    07-01-14 01:31 AM
  7. lukas666's Avatar
    "will remain..." and that's the question...
    07-01-14 01:32 AM
  8. Jayesh Saini's Avatar
    Then turn off your password lock? Turn it on when you go out or something in case you lose it. If you're at home or something just keep it off. I have never used password lock. No issues here, my phones always on or very near me
    I have some sensitive information in my phone
    Can't risk it

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    07-01-14 02:09 AM
  9. Jayesh Saini's Avatar
    "will remain..." and that's the question...
    I hope it will remain in the phone always

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    07-01-14 02:10 AM
  10. wyrdfool's Avatar
    that fingerprint will remain in the device only.
    Plus just an additional security feature...
    I just hate to type the password everytime I use my phone

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    Why not use the picture password from BlackBerry.


    ? BBM channeling at C003910CB
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    07-01-14 02:24 AM
  11. DetlevCM's Avatar
    Fingerprint readers don't offer any extra security - in fact, a password is safer.
    It has been shown countless times that fingerprints can be "cloned" with a camera, a printer and some glue...

    It just needs to your fingerprint - which can be taken off any (especially flat) surface.
    Thus a finger print reader adds convenience but actually reduces security.

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    07-01-14 04:01 AM
  12. early2bed's Avatar
    Thus a finger print reader adds convenience but actually reduces security.
    Except for the 50% of smartphone users who don't password lock their phones. It greatly increases security for them.

    Also, if a password user really doesn't want to reduce security then they don't have to enable Touch ID. Finally, it does allow one to conveniently lock the device more frequently rather than setting a timer.

    Its like saying that having more than one key to your house made reduces security except that your house would actually be unlocked a lot more for convenience sake.
    07-01-14 07:17 AM
  13. anischab's Avatar
    I want to keep my fingers!! Let them steal the device, it wipes after 10 attempts of erroneous Password... Why give some one the possibility to get my data?? Fingerprints can be taken with adhesive band from glass or directly from the fingers/screen/device's back, evil boys can cut fingers off!! Why this risk at all? It is secure! Don't make it shaky!

    BlackBerry*Q10, T-Mobile Germany - SQN100-3, Running OS 10.2.1.2941
    07-01-14 08:12 AM
  14. teostar's Avatar
    that fingerprint will remain in the device only.
    Plus just an additional security feature...
    I just hate to type the password everytime I use my phone

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    That's what apple said and we all know how that went...

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    07-01-14 08:15 AM
  15. knownastron's Avatar
    For someone to break into a touch ID enabled phone a couple things need to happen:

    1) the phone has to contain extremely valuable information/content

    2) someone needs to have the expertise to be able to translate a finger print into something scanable by the phone

    3) someone will care enough to go through all the work necessary to duplicate your finger print

    4) there has to be a clear finger print for them to work with OR they have to be able to take a clear picture of your finger

    Now, I very doubt anyone here is important enough for step 1 to apply. The people with the expertise described in step 2 is extremely small. Step 3 and 4 just further hinders people from trying and being able to duplicate your finger print.

    Worrying about someone duplicating your finger print is like worrying about getting struck by lighting. Sure, it may happen, but the likeliness of it happening is so low that it's irrational to even worry about. Get over it people.

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    07-01-14 11:32 AM
  16. slagman5's Avatar
    If it is a feature that will get more buyers, then by all means. But I personally don't really like the idea of my phone collecting biometric data from me... Just something creepy about it because I know it's connected to a network. I don't mind a home safe using biometrics because I know there's no way someone can hack into that unless they are physically in my house, at the safe, in which case, I have more to worry about than someone stealing my biometric data, lol. Also, from my experience with things like fingerprint readers, they are not 100% accurate. Which means there would be times where you'll have to keep pressing your thumb there to get it to unlock. I rather just type my password...
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    07-01-14 08:46 PM
  17. Jayesh Saini's Avatar
    If it is a feature that will get more buyers, then by all means. But I personally don't really like the idea of my phone collecting biometric data from me... Just something creepy about it because I know it's connected to a network. I don't mind a home safe using biometrics because I know there's no way someone can hack into that unless they are physically in my house, at the safe, in which case, I have more to worry about than someone stealing my biometric data, lol. Also, from my experience with things like fingerprint readers, they are not 100% accurate. Which means there would be times where you'll have to keep pressing your thumb there to get it to unlock. I rather just type my password...
    There may be a little chance of leaking of finger prints...but our government already have those
    Plus u might forget ur password but u can't forget ur prints and its still easy to press a button twice than typing a typical password

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    07-02-14 12:46 AM
  18. Wayne_Enterprises's Avatar
    Okay! I am making things up....
    But wouldn't this be great..
    Phone is secured and u dont have to type a password everytime. Just press the trackpad and the phone is unlocked. Plus it would suit the 5 keys belt.

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    Would be, but not going to happen.

    Posted via CB10 on 10.2.1.3139
    07-02-14 12:48 AM
  19. Jayesh Saini's Avatar
    Would be, but not going to happen.

    Posted via CB10 on 10.2.1.3139
    May be STARK INDUSTRIES can do that

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    velkod likes this.
    07-02-14 12:58 AM
  20. redsaph's Avatar
    Sorry, but I can't stand someone copying my fingerprints (either by tape or while asleep/out of my mind) to access my phone.

    Sent from my BlackBerry smartphone.
    07-02-14 01:00 AM
  21. Wayne_Enterprises's Avatar
    May be STARK INDUSTRIES can do that

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    They use iOS unfortunately

    Posted via CB10 on 10.2.1.3139
    07-02-14 01:00 AM
  22. early2bed's Avatar
    Plus u might forget ur password but u can't forget ur prints
    The way that Touch ID works is that your passcode is still your default access in case the fingerprint fails 5 times. That's what largely prevents faking the print because you only have 5 tries at it. If you reboot the device then you must use the passcode.

    Also, the print is used to generate a hash which can't be used to generate an actual fingerprint. The hash is stored on a chip in the button itself. The OS queries to the button to see if the current hash matches one of the stored hashes that allows access.

    Worrying about a hash being used to generate a fingerprint is like not wanting your picture taken for fear that someone can use it to impersonate you. Just because a picture can be used to positively identify you does not mean that it can be used to impersonate you or get access to anything else.
    Last edited by early2bed; 07-02-14 at 01:17 AM.
    07-02-14 01:05 AM
  23. Jayesh Saini's Avatar
    Sorry, but I can't stand someone copying my fingerprints (either by tape or while asleep/out of my mind) to access my phone.

    Sent from my BlackBerry smartphone.
    Using finger print scanner is just an addition ..
    U don't have to use it if u don't want it....

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    07-02-14 01:05 AM
  24. redsaph's Avatar
    Using finger print scanner is just an addition ..
    U don't have to use it if u don't want it....

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    Okay, sure.

    Sent from my BlackBerry smartphone.
    07-02-14 01:10 AM

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