Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

IPhone X Face ID security feature hacked! Little boy unlocks phone

IPhone X Face ID security feature hacked! Little boy unlocks phone

A family from Staten Island, New York posted a YouTube video showing a 10-year-old boy unlocking his mom's new iPhone X with Face ID.

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

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. Face ID allows iPhone X users to unlock their phone just by looking at it. As can be seen in the video below, Ammar can reliably unlock his mother's iPhone X, so it wasn't just a one-off fluke.

The Video shows the Mother locking the phone and then unlocking with her face, passes it to her son, Mark who is 10 year old, in less than a second, the phone actually does the same.

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

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.

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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!

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

If in case Face ID doesn't recognise a face, it presents a passcode input to users. As their distinct facial features may not have fully developed, so they might unlock your phone easily. Upon receiving your iPhone X, you're prompted to set up your Face ID profile.

Mr Ngo Tuan Anh, the company's vice president of cybersecurity, said the team created the mask using a combination of "3D printing with make-up and 2D images" to dupe the facial recognition system.

Now, hackers at Vietnamese cybersecurity firm Bkav say that the biometric security feature is less secure than Apple has suggested - and claimed to have fooled it with a mask made from $150 (£114) in supplies.

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