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

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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. He points the iPhone X at the camera to show that it's locked and then again, after staring at the screen, to prove it's been unlocked.

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). Upon receiving your iPhone X, you're prompted to set up your Face ID profile. Some security researchers have already claimed to have fooled Face ID with 3D-printed masks. Doing this involves rotating your head in a circular motion - twice - to capture all the different angles of your face.

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According to the Wired, the 10-year-old kid did not just unlocked his mother's phone, but after discovering that he was able to breach phone's security on his mother's phone, he tried hands on another iPhone X, which was of his father, and succeeded there too. But after re-registering her face, it no longer gave her son easy access to the device.

If in case Face ID doesn't recognise a face, it presents a passcode input to users.

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"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. Meanwhile, there's also some "special processing done on the cheeks and around the face" where there are large areas of skin, and the nose is created from silicone.

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! But Apple recommends to never reset your Face ID, since Face ID's performance improves the more you use it. 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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Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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