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Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL users have a new April security update that began rolling out this week which brings a range of patches and fixes, and one new feature that users will appreciate. Notes for the April security patch talk about fixes for Bluetooth and keyboard lag. However, the most anticipated portion of the update is the "eyes open" requirement for Pixel 4 face unlock. The eyes open requirement for face unlock was first seen in Android 11 Developer Preview 2. Pixel 4 users first discovered shortly after the device's launch late last year that the face unlock feature would function even if the user's eyes were closed. That was a big problem for many, because it meant that anyone... Read more...
Not long after the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL launched back in November 2019, it was revealed that the smartphones' face unlock facial recognition system could unlock your device even if your eyes were open. This is a step back in security compared to Apple iPhone's Face ID, which requires your eyes to be open and focused on the phone’s display to unlock [this feature is also on by default on iPhones]. Needless to say, this security lapse would allow someone with access to your phone to unlock it if you were sleeping, unconscious, or even dead. Google responded that it would work diligently to improve its face unlock feature, and provided the following statement... Read more...