IPhone X Face ID Fooled with a $150 Mask

The iPhone X doesn’t actually need Face ID for Animoji apparently

The iPhone X doesn’t actually need Face ID for Animoji apparently

Sharing the experience how the family, which resides at Staten Island is the southernmost of New York City, discovered a loop hole in iPhone X face ID unlock feature, said that their 10-year-old son was checking out one of the two iPhone X, one was of his father and other was of his mother but without knowing which one was of his father's phone and mother's phone.

The family posted a video of the facial-recognition feat Tuesday on YouTube.

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.

We've heard of hackers and siblings tricking Face ID, but it turns out even a 10-year-old kid can potentially unlock their mother's iPhone X. That's exactly what happened with Ammar Malik and Sana Sherwani, raising the question of how reliable Apple's fancy biometric system actually is.


Later on, the mother reregistered her face under different lighting, her son was no longer able to unlock her phone. A Wired report on the video notes that the son was able to do this upon picking up the phone for the first time.

In another case, she reregistered a third time in dimmer lighting to replicate her initial registration, and then, her son was able to unlock the phone again. Bkav used "skin" that was crafted by hand and this was meant to fool Face ID.

Reviews of the phone widely noted issues with the feature, which uses infrared light to map users' faces and unlock the phone when the correct owner is looking at it. However, she made a decision to further test things by registering all over again under indoor night-time lighting, similar to the first time. A lot of Identical Twin's once did it, it worked for some and Not for others. Unlike Touch ID where you can register multiple fingerprints, Face ID is only programmable with one face per device. Lets take a Look at the Mask! "If you're concerned about this, we recommend using a passcode to authenticate".

Bkav's claims come despite Apple's statement that the engineering team had collaborated with "professional mask makers and make-up artists in Hollywood to protect against these attempts to beat Face ID".

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