Lots of people look like their parents. A recent video which has gone viral, shows a 10-year old boy unlocking his mother's iPhone X, hinting that family members who resemble similar features might be able to hack the system.
The family posted a video of the facial-recognition feat Tuesday on YouTube.
Attaullah Malik and Sana Sherwani had just set up their new pair of iPhone X smartphones with Face ID when their fifth grade son, Ammar Malik walked into the bedroom. But it turns out that your kids can unlock it too.
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In their documentation, Apple says the possibility of a person using their face to unlock a user's iPhone X is 1:1,000,000. The son was also able to unlock his father's phone, but only in one instance.
The "lesson" parents should perhaps take away from this is to register Face ID in a bright room to minimise the chances of this becoming an issue.
We've reached out to Apple for comment and will update with a response.
The probability of a false match is different for twins and siblings that look like you as well as among children under the age of 13, because their distinct facial features may not have fully developed.
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Apple launched their one of the most pricey feature advanced smartphone iPhone X in a major product launch event in September this year.
Vietnamese cybersecurity firm Bkav, claims it's been able to bypass the iPhone X's Face ID feature using a mask.
The frame of the face was created with 3D printing, with the nose being produced by a third-party artist and moulded in silicone.
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It's nearly like having somewhat foggy blinders on. "I don't worry about him getting a rhythm too much", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.
"These are actual masks used by the engineering team to train the neutral network to protect against them in Face ID", said Schiller while standing below an image of the masks.