Future Face ID could map a user’s veins to foil ‘evil twin’ attack

Apple wants to improve the security of Face ID and other visual-based biometric systems to eliminate the so-called “twin problem,” by taking advantage of the unique and hard to copy patterns of veins that reside under the skin.

Biometric security systems like Face ID and Touch ID offer protection for user data in a relatively easy to understand package. It is also one that is also simple to use, as the user doesn’t need to remember passwords or codes since their face or fingerprint effectively are their account credentials.

While security is good, they are still fallible by a number of areas, such as having a very small false-positive rate, which in the case of Face ID is in the realm of one in a million.