IPhone X Face ID Fooled with a $150 Mask

IPhone X Face ID Fooled with a $150 Mask

The company's researchers said that the iPhone X's fingerprint sensor was the most secure biometric security feature. In fact just recently the folks at WIRED have stumbled across the video above which shows a 10-year successfully unlocking the iPhone X belonging to his mom using Face ID.

Attaullah Malik, the husband of Sherwani, pointed out some flaws in a LinkedIn post that led his son to unlock the iPhone X of his wife. He also unlocked his dad's phone too. But in a shocker, a 10-year-old accidentally unlocked his mother's iPhone using his face which was not even registered in the phone. This put an end to Ammar's Face ID hacks.

The probability that a random person the population could look at your iPhone X and unlock it using Face ID is approximately 1 in 1,000,000 (versus 1 in 50,000 for Touch ID). When the mom set up FaceID again (in good light this time), Ammar was no longer able to fool the phone.

While cases like this one might not be that common, it seems family members with similar facial structure could circumvent the privacy of their loved ones by fooling the Face ID tech.

In it, Apple admits Face ID may fail with children below the age of 13 "because their distinct facial features may not have fully developed".

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Malik writes in the description of the video that they accidentally discovered the trick when the son was denied access to the newly purchased iPhone X and he glanced over it, "acting exactly as a kid would do".

The frame of the face was created with 3D printing, with the nose being produced by a third-party artist and moulded in silicone.

In Less than a week after receiving the iPhone X on the 5th of November, they were able to byPass the Face ID!

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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