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Taproot Security iPhone X Face ID Concerns

Contacted Apple one month before iPhone X hit stores


Saint Paul, MN, November 3, 2017 – Taproot Security privately contacted Apple one month ago regarding potential security vulnerabilities in the Face ID biometric feature of iPhone X. Taproot Security president Michael McCormick's letter to Apple suggested ten ways to improve Face ID security.  With iPhone X in stores today, those concerns and recommendations can be made public.


The text of Mr. McCormick’s letter to Apple is available here .


About Taproot Security


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To learn more about this announcement, please contact

Michael McCormick

Founder & President

Taproot Security, LLC


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