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

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A family from Staten Island, New York posted a YouTube video showing a 10-year-old boy unlocking his mom's new iPhone X with Face ID. But a new video, featuring a Mom-son duo, shows the facial recognition tech is more vulnerable than it appears.

According to Macrumors, the younger Malik was consistently able to unlock his mother's iPhone X without any failure.

In yet another blow to the much-hyped Face ID security of Apple's iPhone X, a 10-year-old boy with hardly any effort managed to unlock his mother's iPhone X.


Ammar's parents had just set up Face ID on their iPhone X when he walked in, eager to get his hands on the handset. Some security researchers have already claimed to have fooled Face ID with 3D-printed masks.

Attaulah Malik, Ammar's father shared this story on Youtube and LinkedIn as well, where he acknowledged that his son's face can not always unlock his mother's phone, as reported by Wired.

Sana later re-registered her face under different lighting conditions. The son was also able to unlock his father's phone, but only in one instance. She reregistered a third time in dimmer lighting to replicate her initial registration, and then, her son was able to unlock the phone again.


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. Lets take a Look at the Mask! Now it looks like there's another easy scenario and parents might want to take note before getting an iPhone X.

Providing a proof about this lag in iPhone X, in a video shared by the family on YouTube, they said, "We are seeing a flood of videos on YouTube from iPhone users who have gotten their hands on the new iPhone X and are trying to trick the Face ID".

In Making, it is crafted through a combination of 3D printing, makeup, and 2D images. It was also necessary to get a digital scan of the iPhone's owner as well as detailed measurements of their face. The Mask is being sold at $150! For additional protection, Face ID allows only five unsuccessful match attempts before a passcode is required to obtain access to your iPhone.


"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.

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