Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

10-Year Old Successfully Unlocks His Mom's iPhone X Using Face ID

10-Year Old Successfully Unlocks His Mom's iPhone X Using Face ID

Later on, the mother reregistered her face under different lighting, her son was no longer able to unlock her phone.

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.

With Face ID, Apple has launched a grand experiment in a form of biometric security previously untested at this scale.

After some additional testing, Sherwani found that re-registering her face in brighter conditions prevented her son from accessing the device - but that the error also returned if she registered it again in a lower light environment. Apple's Face ID uses the TrueDepth camera and machine learning for a secure authentication solution, but if this couldn't help users and such cases appear frequently then the company is close to facing a disaster. Apple has said in the past that there is only a one-in-a-million chance someone can get around the system, and it can't be confused by hairstyles, beards, or hats. After handing the locked iPhone X off to her son, he was able to unlock it without any issues.

Attaulah Malik, Ammar's father shared this story on Youtube and LinkedIn as well, where he acknowledged that his son's face can not always unlock his mother's phone, as reported by Wired.

Attaullah Malik, Ammar's father, said in a LinkedIn direct message to CNET that his son's face can not always unlock his mother's phone.

This isn't the first time Face ID has been fooled. The mask in the video is intricately put together, with a silicone nose, specially crafted "skin", and 3D-printed parts. A video produced by the security firm Bkav shows Face ID being hacked by a mask.

Some of the important Changes or updates actually started on the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus among-st other updates, the most popular and in particular, the change from Touch ID to Face ID arrived on the iPhone X!

If you are anxious about this, we recommend you to use only a passcode to authenticate. After unlocking it consistently, it could be that the AI learned the young boy's features, which allowed him access each time.

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