10-year-old boy unlocks mom's Apple iPhone X using Face ID

10-year-old boy unlocks mom's Apple iPhone X using Face ID

10-year-old boy unlocks mom's Apple iPhone X using Face ID

Face ID might be the Apple iPhone X's new secure facial recognition feature, replacing the Touch ID, but it doesn't look like the risk has paid off. Apple had also claimed the FaceID can differentiate between faces and masks.

While Bkav Corp's attempt required a 3D printer, designing of a mask with the consent of the registered user and at least $150-worth of materials, all 10-year-old Ammar Malik needed was his mother's smartphone. "These augmentation processes allow Face ID to keep up with dramatic changes in your facial hair or makeup use, while minimising false acceptance", Apple wrote in a security guide on the Face ID technology.

Researchers at Bkav say they created a mask that replicates the features of the user's face to fool the Face ID system.

That probably means that if the son failed to unlock his parent's smartphone, but then entered the password while the sensor was viewing him, the data the Face ID collected could be brought into the neural network's processing.

Face ID differs from the image recognition techniques used in many other electronics and which have been easily fooled merely by photos of the target.

Well, they maintain that cheating was never done. One group has claimed that it has done just this, a mere week after the iPhone X was launched.

While we can't determine the veracity of the video or endorse its authenticity, the video does look real. Everything was done in a single try, though this doesn't mean Bkav didn't face difficulties while attempting to create the flawless trickster mask.

"This is in addition to stealing the individual's phone and getting access to it before the owner can remotely wipe the device", he said. Or a 10-year-old kid from Staten Island. "In 2008, Bkav was the first company in the world to show that face recognition was not an effective security measure for laptops, right after Toshiba, Lenovo, Asus, etc. used this technology for their products". But it would be troublesome if that 1 person is living in the vicinity of the iPhone X user. "We'll be testing it out in other lighting conditions".

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