10-Year Old Unlocks His Mother's iPhone X Using Face ID

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However, a new video has popped up showing a 10-year-old unlocking his mother's iPhone, suggesting that any family members who bear enough resemblance might be able to bypass the system.

Cybersecurity researchers have claimed they can fool the iPhone X's Face ID feature with a simple mask. This put an end to Ammar's Face ID hacks.

Sana Sherwani tried registering her face once again after a few hours in the same indoor lighting conditions in which she set up her iPhone X security the first time, but it did not really help as her son was able to still access the phone with his face.

Attaullah Malik, Ammar's father, said in a LinkedIn direct message to CNET that his son's face can not always unlock his mother's phone. They were naturally shocked and found it amusing at first, but later grew concerned at the repercussions of having your child get easy access to your phone. However, she made a decision to further test things by registering all over again under indoor night-time lighting, similar to the first time.

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Wired reports that after the mother reregistered her face under different lighting, her son was not able to unlock her phone.

We've reached out to Apple for comment and will update with a response. The near bezel-less design of the iPhone X meant that Apple had to get rid of the iconic home button and Touch ID. As their distinct facial features may not have fully developed, so they might unlock your phone easily. 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.

Other than that, the eyes were represented with printed 2D images, with a little extra special processing done on the cheeks and other areas of the face where there are large areas of skin. The Mask is being sold at $150!

"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.