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

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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.

The Video shows the Mother locking the phone and then unlocking with her face, passes it to her son, Mark who is 10 year old, in less than a second, the phone actually does the same.

Attuallah Malik and Sana Sherwani discovered this when their fifth-grade son Ammar Malik simply picked up his mother's new iPhone X without her permission and shocked her by unlocking the device with his first glance.

However, this video is the big evidence that Face ID isn't 100 percent safe and can be fooled by a 10-year-old.

At the time of unveiling the iPhone X with the absence of Touch ID back in September, Apple claimed that the probability of unlocking the phone using Face ID is one in 1,000,000 as opposed to fingerprint detecting Touch ID at one in 50,000.

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Although Apple says Face ID is more secure than Touch ID, this raises questions about the possibility of false positives not only happening with twins and siblings around the same age, but with people of different sexes and significantly different ages. And that's it, easy access to the iPhone X with no fancy mask required.

It's important to note that with Face ID, you can only set up one Face ID profile per iPhone - unless you delete one and add another.

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It's reported that Ammar also managed to fool his dad's iPhone X Face ID system too, but only on a single occasion. Testing it on his father's iPhone X saw him only get in once and failed subsequent times, with the father penning an article on LinkedIn with regards to the situation.

Meanwhile, when the executive Phil Schiller was introducing the iPhone X, he publicly said Apple's engineers had worked with professional mask makers and makeup artists in Hollywood to protect against attempts to beat Face ID. A video produced by the security firm Bkav shows Face ID being hacked by a mask.

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