Technology A man was able to use Face ID to unlock his brother’s new iPhone X

06:41  06 november  2017
06:41  06 november  2017 Source:   Quartz

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The new ,000 rectangle from Apple has a troubling security flaw. In a video posted to Reddit on Friday (Nov. 3), two brothers demonstrate that they can both unlock one brother ’ s new iPhone X using its Face ID facial recognition security option. “We are not twins.

A man was able to use face id to unlock his brother ’ s new iphone x . Siblings might be a problem for Apple's facial recognition feature. (Reddit) The new

a man standing in front of a group of people posing for the camera: Siblings might be a problem for Apple's facial recognition feature.<span style= " src="/upload/images/real/2017/11/06/a-man-standing-in-front-of-a-group-of-people-posing-for-the-camera-siblings-might-be-a-problem-for-a_54256_.img" />© Provided by Quartz Siblings might be a problem for Apple's facial recognition feature. The new $1,000 rectangle from Apple has a troubling security flaw.

In a video posted to Reddit on Friday (Nov. 3), two brothers demonstrate that they can both unlock one of the brother’s new iPhone X using its Face ID facial recognition security option.

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  Tapping into a new security trend Engineers at Rutgers University may have put their finger on a very secure but inexpensive way of allowing people to access everything from their homes to their cars without the need for a key or for complex biometric measures.&nbsp;&nbsp;Fingerprint sensors, voice recognition, iris scans and facial recognition may all be very secure ways of consumers being able to convince their digital devices that they are who they say they are, but until the technology behind such systems becomes affordable and widespread, they won't be moving beyond flagship smartphones or banking services any time soon.

Face ID didn’t authenticate his brother ’ s face upon first attempt, but once he put on a pair of black rim glasses, his face was able to unlock the iPhone X . Apple is very transparent that Face ID can be less reliable in these situations

Brian went through the process of setting up Face ID on the iPhone X , and after testing it with sunglasses, a hat and a scarf (all of which worked flawlessly), he handed the phone to his brother . Greg was unable to unlock the phone with his face

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“We are not twins. He is five years younger than me,” the first brother and owner of the iPhone X says. They both wear similar glasses. When his younger brother tried to unlock the phone without his glasses on, it didn’t work. But when he slipped his glasses back on, the iPhone unlocked itself.

As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple has stated that Face ID is an even more secure way to unlock an iPhone than Touch ID was, with there being a one in 1,000,000 chance of a different person being able to dupe its facial recognition software. But the company has also acknowledged that Face ID may be less secure when it comes to twins and siblings with similar facial features—as the video clearly shows.

Until that’s resolved, you might want to stick to the old-school passcode option unless you really trust your little brother.

Security firm claims to thwart iPhone X's Face ID with special mask .
But it's not necessarily a practical security concern.The researchers maintain that they didn't have to 'cheat' to make this work. The iPhone X was trained from a real person's face, and it only required roughly $150 in supplies (not including the off-the-shelf 3D printer). The demo shows Face ID working in one try, too, although it's not clear how many false starts Bkav had before producing a mask that worked smoothly. The company says it started working on the mask on November 5th, so the completed project took about 5 days.

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