Friday, 24 November, 2017

10-year-old boy unlocks mom's Apple iPhone X using Face ID

10-year-old unlocks his mum's iPhone with Face ID 10-year-old boy unlocks mom's Apple iPhone X using Face ID
Theresa Hayes | 15 November, 2017, 12:49

A video of a mom and her 10-year-old kid had surfaced online demonstrating how easy it is for a kid to unlock their parents iPhone X. In the video, the mom first showed that Face ID was configured to her face and then she passed the device to her son.

So if you have enough resemblance with your Family member that has the phone, there is 99% chance that you might hit one.

Sana Sherwani tried registering her face once again after a few hours in the same indoor lighting conditions in which she set up her iPhone X security the first time, but it did not really help as her son was able to still access the phone with his face.

Face ID uses a neural engine to map the contours and shape of your face in real time.

Although Apple says Face ID is more secure than Touch ID, this raises questions about the possibility of false positives not only happening with twins and siblings around the same age, but with people of different sexes and significantly different ages.

According to Apple, the probability of a random person unlocking an iPhone X with Face ID is approximately 1 in 1,000,000, compared to 1 in 50,000 for Touch ID.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. As their distinct facial features may not have fully developed, so they might unlock your phone easily. Lets take a Look at the Mask! The fifth grader randomly picked one not knowing it was his mother's iPhone X, was taking a look into it and it just got unlocked, which wasn't supposed to happen.

Providing a proof about this lag in iPhone X, in a video shared by the family on YouTube, they said, "We are seeing a flood of videos on YouTube from iPhone users who have gotten their hands on the new iPhone X and are trying to trick the Face ID". The mask in the video is intricately put together, with a silicone nose, specially crafted "skin", and 3D-printed parts. The Mask is being sold at $150! For additional protection, Face ID allows only five unsuccessful match attempts before a passcode is required to obtain access to your iPhone.