Glossary Term

Face ID or Facial Recognition

Face ID or Facial Recognition is a type of biometic authentication that identifies users based on the structure, contours, and heat patterns present in their faces.

Face ID is generally considered to be a stronger form of authentication than fingerprint scans, but it suffers from the same privacy concerns as do all forms of traditional biometric identification—if biometric data is stolen or released into the wild, users may be negatively affected for the rest of their lives, since faces can not normally be changed.

2FA/MFA Rapid Reference

Authentication at a glance

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  • 2FA and MFA basics and common solutions
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2FA/MFA Rapid Reference

  • 2FA and MFA basics and common solutions
  • The benefits and drawbacks of each
  • Glossary of authentication terms
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