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Apple Takes This Major Step Regarding Security Of iPhone Users

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| July 19 , 2017 , 14:04 IST

Apple has time and again tried to improve the security and safety measures for its users. This time Apple has patented a technology which will help users to secretly call 911 using their fingerprints.

According to the patent published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the feature would allow users to call emergency services when a conventional method may not be practical, media reported on Tuesday.

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“The user may programme the electronic device to recognise input entered with a particular sequence of fingers, such as ‘pinky-ring-pinky’, as a command to make an emergency call,” the patent was quoted.

The attacker will be unaware of device owner’s action and additionally, the feature could pull live audio or video directly from the iPhone.

The patent also includes a method that could erase or hide sensitive information of the user, the report added.