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IPHONES TO BE USED AS PASSPORTS WITH APPLE'S NEW PATENT
Tech giant Apple has had the right to respond after Samsung's Galaxy Note9 attack.
Tech giant Apple has had the right to respond after Samsung's Galaxy Note9 attack. The US giant, which sets sectoral trends, is now trying to replace iPhones with official documents used for identification at borders. So how secure will the information be?
With the development of technology, we can see a lot of things going digital. We are now gradually abandoning the cards in wallets, instead using our smartphones. Money is an official tool, but there are things that are also official from it that can't be digitised easily. While we live in a time of very serious concerns about information privacy, innovations such as the complete digitisation of our identities are frightening. Yet the vast majority of tech giants not only know our identities but can even analyse our character traits.
Apple, which has the most consistent systems despite all the scandals about user trusts, has now turned its eye to the technology it designed to replace passports. The yet-to-emerge details of an application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on March 30, 2018, reveal this plan.
For the iPhone, which replaces the passport, the technology integrated into the device:
We know of technologies like NFC that can be traded with short-range contacts, replacing credit cards and transportation cards. Apple has developed a highly secure system that reaches the credentials of iPhone users. Designed as an integrated chip, the system makes a radio signal request to the official authority where it will receive its credentials. Digital confirmation issued by the authority from which the identification information is received is stored in the device without cellular data traffic.
Users have to confirm their identity with a verification check. this is where the three-dimensional biometric facial scanning system called TrueDepth, which comes with the iPhone X, comes into play. Users can also set a private password, allowing access to their credentials even on an iPhone with TrueDepth sensors disabled.
Passports are the fastest digitisation of our identities. Based on the proliferation of e-passports, Apple has designed the high-security chip in question. While this system points to hardware that is highly likely not yet manufactured, we know iPhones have come to a very serious level of identification.
The biggest hurdle Apple has to overcome is not user habit. Countries must accept the iPhone as valid for entry and exit. From this point of view, we see that there is only one alternative.