WhatsApp for iPhone Now Lets You Lock App With Face ID or Touch ID

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  1. Populus macrumors 6502a

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    #26
    Really? I mean, could FaceBook obtain your fingerprint if I use Touch ID with WhatsApp? I thought this info was only available to the system (iOS) not to developers.
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    Thanks, that makes sense.
     
  2. justperry macrumors G3

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    You misunderstood me, I was saying exactly that, your Fingerprint nor your Face Data won't leave the secure enclave.

     
  3. Populus macrumors 6502a

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    #28
    I said it because of this part of your message, but maybe I didn't quite understand it.

     
  4. justperry macrumors G3

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    The Key to decrypt data, like all things you send, this does not include your fingerprint nor your face data, that is in the secure enclave and is inaccessible for Apps, they just get a "yes or no" for authentication from the secure enclave.
     
  5. code-m macrumors 6502a

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    #30
    More if not all apps should provide this extra level of security. This of it as having a guest account, except in iOS where it is presently not permitted this is a good workaround.
     
  6. HacKage macrumors 6502

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    Don't give it to friends if you've got something to hide? By that reckoning, would you give your friends your email login and password if you had nothing to hide? Of course you wouldn't. Letting somebody use your phone at a party, in an emergency or even letting a child play a game on your phone isn't something out of the ordinary. If you replied to the person requesting "No, I have stuff on there I don't want you to see" would end up making you look like a prat.
     
  7. justperry macrumors G3

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    You missed the bolded part.
     
  8. E3BK macrumors 68030

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    #33
    Yes, Telegram had already implemented this. So had Signal.
     
  9. AnthonyG6 macrumors regular

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    #34
    Its already on iPad but you have to link to your iPhone, you can't have a separate iPad only version.
     
  10. tosbsas macrumors 6502a

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    I think its stupid as the message are still in full text on your lockcreen. Why not do something right and have them locked (you got a message text nothing more) when WhatsApp is locked. That's how Telegram is doing it.
     
  11. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    You can by protecting your lock screen notifications by not being viewable until you use Face ID
     
  12. Shanghaichica macrumors G3

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    #37
    Is this a crappy third party app?
     
  13. AnthonyG6 macrumors regular

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    #38
    No its first party, 'WhatsApp for iPad'.
     
  14. tosbsas macrumors 6502a

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    #39
    Thats Not an Option. As I said - do it Right or confess you are copying
     
  15. Shanghaichica macrumors G3

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    Ok. I’ll look for it. I’ve never seen it before.
     

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